The D-Day Story Collection

drawing

Zielpunktplan

A drawing by a German soldier that was taken from a bunker wall on Gold Beach on D-Day by Mr W. Hobbs of the Royal Navy. It is entitled 'Zielpunktplan' and includes sketches of various prominent landmarks, including Arromanches, giving the distance to each. The landmarks suggest that the chart was used in the Gold Beach area. 'F36' is written by the defences from which the drawing came, and this plus the positions of the various landmarks suggests that it can from the German strongpoint WN36 at Cabane des Douanes. The landmarks include Asnelles, Meuvaine and Arromanches. Mr Hobbs probably landed as part of a naval shore party.

Location: On display at The D-Day Story

frame
height380mm
width445mm
depth30mm
image
height230mm
width295mm
depth5mm

Reference: 1996/89/1