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Atlantic Bulwark / Le Rempart de L'Atlantique

 
 
Atlantic Bulwark /<br>Le Rempart de L'Atlantique Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
1. Atlantic Bulwark /
Le Rempart de L'Atlantique Marker
Inscription.  
English:
During the Second World War the Royal Canadian Navy and the Royal Canadian Air Force protected shipping on vital North Atlantic routes which were the lifeline of the Allies. Army units shared in the defence of the seaports which were essential to that shipping. In the face of a determined campaign by German submarines and despite heavy losses, the Atlantic routes were kept open. In this struggle Sydney played an important role. It was a major convoy assembly port, protected by seven coastal gun batteries, and included an airfield, seaplane base and extensive dockyards.

Français:
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, la Marine et l'Aviation royales du Canada protégèrent les navires marchands qui ravitaillaient les Alliés par la voie de l'Atlantique-Nord. Des unités de l'Armée de terre participèrent à la défense des ports essentiels à ce trafic. En dépit de l'acharnement des sous-marins allemands et de lourdes pertes, les routes de l'Atlantique demeurèrent ouvertes. Lieu de rassemblement des convois, Sydney joua un rôle important dans cette lutte. Sept batteries côtières protégeaient
Atlantic Bulwark Marker • <i>wide view<br>(marker at center • memorial plaques on either side)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
2. Atlantic Bulwark Marker • wide view
(marker at center • memorial plaques on either side)
ses vastes chantiers navals, son hydrobase et son terrain d'aviation.
 
Erected by Historic Sites and Monuments Board of Canada/Commission des lieux et monuments historiques du Canada.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Canada, Historic Sites and Monuments Board marker series.
 
Location. 46° 14.983′ N, 60° 9.224′ W. Marker is in Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia, in Cape Breton Regional Municipality. Marker can be reached from New Waterford Highway (Nova Scotia Route 28) 0.6 kilometers east of Cooks Lane, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located on the Fort Petrie Military Museum grounds. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3479 New Waterford Highway, Victoria Mines, Nova Scotia B1H 5B3, Canada. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 6 other markers are within 16 kilometers of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Development of Whitney Pier / L'essor De Whitney Pier (approx. 10.1 kilometers away); Sir John George Bourinot (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); Joseph Frederick Wallet DesBarres (approx. 12.4 kilometers away); J.F.W. DesBarres (approx. 12.6 kilometers away); Transatlantic Wireless / T.S.F. Transatlantique / Radiotelegrafico Transatlantico (approx. 16.1 kilometers away); Marconi Wireless Station / La Station de Communication Sans Fil de Marconi (approx. 16.2 kilometers away).
 
Also see . . .
Fort Petrie Entrance (<i>turn here to access marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
3. Fort Petrie Entrance (turn here to access marker)
 Fort Petrie. Fort Petrie is a World War II era fortification site at New Victoria, Cape Breton, built to guard Sydney Harbor. Fort Petrie includes an observation post and gun batteries and several below ground fortifications. Working in conjunction with the Chapel Point Battery, located across the harbor, Fort Petrie guarded Sydney Harbour. Because of its proximity to the cod fishery, coal mines and the entrance to central Canada through the St. Lawrence River, Sydney Harbor was a strategic defense location, second only to Halifax. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Categories. War, World IIWaterways & Vessels
 
Dedication Plaque<br>(<i>mounted on left side of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
4. Dedication Plaque
(mounted on left side of marker)
Dedicated to
those who served
on the sea, land and in the air
in war and peace time
from New Waterford
and surrounding area
we will remember them
July 19, 2000
• • •
Dédié à
ceux et celles de New Waterford
qui ont servi
sur la mer, sur terrain, et en l’air
at les Environs
en temps de guerre et en temps de paix
nous en souviendrons
le Juillet 19, 2000
Fallen Comrades Memorial Plaque<br>(<i>mounted on right side of marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
5. Fallen Comrades Memorial Plaque
(mounted on right side of marker)
This memorial
placed here
in memory of
fallen comrades
of
The Royal Canadian Corps of Signals
by
The Atlantic Signals Association
1998
Velox Versutus Vigilans
• • •
Ce monument commémoratif
a été érige ici
par
l'Association Atlantique de Signalization
en memorie du personnel tombé
du
Corps royal canadien de Signalisation
1998
View of gun placement and Sydney Harbor from near marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 21, 2019
6. View of gun placement and Sydney Harbor from near marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 44 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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