Fortified: 5th caposaldo Spegi, French Heritage monument to Tende
This group of works that constitutes the fifth the first line of defence of Vallo Alpino caposaldo II A subsector is organized into tight on the southern slopes and is heights overlooking Saint-Dalmas in the North-West and the Valley of the mining in the North. This caposaldo includes 4 posts by shooting open with shelter-cave (numbered 8 to 11), three shelters-caves (rated G, H is and West H), a book by Observatory (Spegi) and a company building. The first consists of a rectangular room shelter with technical premises, access galleries into a fight and shooting locations open. Traces of principles of construction for the camouflage: camouflage on palisade of firing positions. The work of the Observatory is a block lying on front rounded including a small Chamber cover casemated associated with three embrasures breakthrough observation Chamber. The whole is more summary than an active book construction and cement block should be hidden by camouflage hung on the metal beams protrude outside. The defensive barracks is classic model, single-level, designed for a troupe of 40 men: suite of rooms that day on the front. This group of works is the fifth the first line of defence of Vallo Alpino caposaldo subsector II was the high-Roya. The long transverse Valley of the torrent of Bieugne was then in whole valley because of the mine of Valaura, located downstream from the Lake of the Mesches, the Miniera. Most were still in draft, some under construction in the drafting of the report of the French military intelligence service dated February 15, 1934, documenting them enough about. Except for the 8 book and the two caves shelter converted to battery in 1937, firing positions are all oriented towards Saint-Dalmas. The Observatory was built until 1939 and a series of 13 sin in 1940 to the limit of the 3rd caposaldo, top of the hill which rises from the deck of the Brig.
Source: Ministry of Culture, France
Crédit photo : fabrice tende (fortified: 5th caposaldo Spegi, tende)
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batterie 9 caposaldo speggi un des deux blocs d'ou sortaient les obusiers,ces blocs devaient etre couvert et abrites mais par manque de moyens on ete laisse tel quel de simples porte metaliques fermaient l'entree
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