Ouvrage L'Agaisen - Description

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Ouvrage l'Agaisen was built between November 1930 and December 1934, beginning with a contractor named Marting and completed by Roussel. The construction cost was 24.6 million francs, of which 2.7 million francs were for the access road. The underground galleries run parallel with the ridge, the barracks under the summit. Block 4, an observation block, is at the extreme east end of the ridge.

  • Block 1 (entry): one machine gun cloche, one grenade launcher cloche and two machine gun embrasures.
  • Block 2 (artillery): one machine gun cloche, one grenade launcher cloche, one twin machine gun cloche, one twin machine gun embrasure, two 75mm/31cal gun embrasures and two 81mm mortar embrasures, firing to the southwest.
  • Block 3 (artillery): one machine gun cloche, one twin machine gun cloche, one twin 76mm/31cal retractable gun turret and one twin machine gun embrasure. The turret has a 360-degree field of fire from the summit.
  • Block 4 (observation): one observation cloche, two machine gun embrasures.

A fifth block with four 81mm mortars was never built.Three observation posts ere associated with l'Agaisen, including the petit ouvrage Champ de Tir de l'Agaisen.

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