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FORT DE PRÉ-GIROUD, VALLORBE, JURA-NORD, VAUD, SWITZERLAND



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Number of Photos:
1
Sample Photo

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Location Category ID:
17830
Address: Association des Amis, Du Fort de Pré-Giroud, Rue de l’Ancienne Poste 24, 1337 Vallorbe (Postal)
Poimboeuf, 1337 Vallorbe (Physical)
Telephone: 021 843 25 83
Email: francis.rossi [at] bluewin.ch (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: Daily 1100-1645 (3 July – 22 August)
Saturday/Sunday/Holidays 1130-1615 (1 May – 2 July and 23 August – 1 November)
Official Website: Pre-Giroud
Other Links: MySwitzerland
Latitude, Longitude: 46.71188406 , 6.41380548
Location Accuracy: 7
Tanks Previously Here:


The fort of Pré-Giroud is built into the hills above the village of Le Day, a couple of kilometres east of the town of Vallorbe. It overlooks Switzerland’s eastern border with France and was intended to prevent the passage of enemy forces through the Col de Jougne mountain pass and to provide support to border troops. It was acquired by the ‘Amis du Fort de Vallorbe (Pré-Giroud)’ (Friends of the Fort) in 1988 after being declassified by the Swiss Army. It consists of six blockhouses in a casemate, interconnected with ammunition stores, and engine room and barracks, all built into the rock. There are also three independent bunkers plus barbed wire entanglements.

External Display



Location ID:
17832
Latitude, Longitude:46.7080917, 6.40950322
Location Accuracy:7



1) Panzerjäger G13 Tank Destroyer German / Czech / Swiss


Number of Photos:
6
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1251

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Unique ID: 1251
Serial Number:
Registration: “WH190260” painted on lower nose.
Name:
Other Identification: “412” painted on superstructure sides. German cross painted on glacis. Painted overall in a green, brown and sand ‘ambush’ camouflage scheme.

This G13 has been painted in the style of a Hetzer in late-war German service; it is believed this was done during 2009. It is displayed surrounded by barbed wire and “dragon’s teeth” concrete obstacles. (Source: M. Foti).

Entrance Road



Location ID:
17834
Latitude, Longitude:46.71371945, 6.41808629
Location Accuracy:7



2) Panzerjäger G13 Tank Destroyer German / Czech / Swiss


Number of Photos:
7
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 1252

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Unique ID: 1252
Serial Number:
Registration: “M78121” painted on glacis and rear hull.
Name:
Other Identification:

This G13 is displayed under trees beside one of the roads that lead up the hill to the fort.