Fortification CORF with artillery.
SFAM (Strengthened Sector of the Maritime Alps)
Multiple mission: stopping of the Sospel-Breil railway with one 75/29 and two 81mm of frontal action; flanking of Agaisen with two 81mm; protection of Sospel and its vicinity with five JM (3 pennies bell and 2 pennies concrete). All this armament is concentrated in only one of its four blocks: block 4.
On our plan, its coordinates are in geographical system WGS84
Mixed entry, i.e. for the men and the ammunition and materials. The materials enter by the drawbridge.
The kitchen runs on fuel (cooker and boiler of central heating).
On the photograph, catch through the “service-hatch”, the cooker is on the left, under the hood, and the boiler is with make on the right.
Three SMIM of 36kW, to pneumatic starting, and a small CLM which produces the emergency lighting and the compressed air of starting of the groups.
General reserves. Opposite: one of the 3 tanks, 19,000 liters each one, supplied with a source. The vertical tubes locate the level of filling of each tank.
Opposite: room of troop
The wash-hand basins in the principal gallery and are fed only out of cool water.
Opposite: surgical unit (for “the small” interventions)
One of the machines (turn) of the workshop of the Genius, for maintenance and the emergency minor repairs.
This fortification has two rooms of neutralizations which, thanks to their filters, neutralize poison gases: a room for blocks 1 and 2 and quartering; a room for blocks 3 and 4.
Opposite: room of neutralization for quartering.
Opposite: Telephone distributers.
The intelligence services of the infantry and artillery are distinct and have distinct phone lines. They cohabit, however, in this room.
Opposite: case SR extremely
In Saint-Roch there are four PC Artillery: the artillery PC of work (PCAO) which decides on the whole of the shootings, the PC of the casemate of the 75/29 and PC of the two casemates with mortars of 81mm.
Opposite: PC of the 81mm.
The intelligence services are connected to observatories external with the fortress and observatories of Saint-Roch.
Opposite: bell GFM of block 2, observatory on behalf of the infantry.
The gallery principal, rectilinear, is prolonged by a tilted plan which goes down at the bottom of block 4, level of the reserves with ammunition
Opposite: gallery seen since the tilted plan.
Unfortunately, it should be admitted that this block of artillery is not maintained (fault arm?) and that it is far from being worthy of quartering. This is why we will present only some photographs.
Opposite: view from above on the cage of the hoists.
Large a thank you with the photographers.
In the years 1980, during our research in order to carry out our plate on Saint-Roch, Evelyne and me let us become acquainted with Mrs. L.Ricoux, wife of Roger Ricoux head doctor of Saint-Roch in 1939-1940. The latter makes a dedication be inserted in our future plate and gives us several small films made by his/her husband during the war.
This video is an extract of the one of films.
Some of these films are color, which is extremely rare for the time, especially for films of amateur. To protect them from the ravages of time carried we them to the service of the files cinema of the armies. After viewhaving viewed them, the answer of its “person in charge” of the time, which had certainly another thing to make this day there, was: “BOF” it must be colourized, that does not interest us! R_Cima
Maginot line: Saint_Roch (SFAM). Slide show; Document carried out starting from elements of various origins: SHAT Vincennes, etc Photographs: to see “photographers”. ER Cima ©2004-2009
0_*; Preferences; 1_*; General information; 2_*; Entry; 3_*; Cook; 4_*; Machine; 5_*; Gallery; 6_*; Water tanks; 7_*; Rooms; 8_*; Medical; 9_*; Infirmary; 10_*; Workshop; 11_*; Rooms of neutralization; 12_*; Telephony; 13_*; SR and PC; 14_*; PC artillery; 15_*; Observatories; 16_*; Tilted plan; 17_*; Block 4 (outsides); 18_*; Block 4 (interior); 19_*; Photographers; 20_*; Video