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Located on the coast between the D-Day landing beaches Omaha and Gold, Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer is the only battery where you can view original 150 mm (6 in) guns. In 1944, the Germans built the battery, which consisted of four navy guns, each protected by a large concrete casemate, a command post, shelters for personnel and ammunition, and several defensive machine-gun emplacements. The night before D-Day, the battery was heavily bombed. On D-Day, Allied forces landed on the beach. The next day, the Germans surrendered. From this strategic point on top of a cliff overlooking the channel, you'll have a terrific panoramic view of the landing beaches. Arrange your visit to Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer and discover more family-friendly attractions in Longues-sur-Mer using our Longues-sur-Mer online travel route planner.
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Batterie Allemande de Longues-Sure-Mer Reviews
we visited during D-day anniversary when thousand of people and vehicles in WW2 uniforms had collected in the area and, needless to say, we felt in a time warp. even without the "extras" the place is.... more »
This site is a little tough to get to. It is kind of out of the way, but it is worth the navigation efforts. When you pull up, there is a gift shop and a restroom located in the building on the... more »
Very poignant. Really demonstrated the scale of what had to be overcome and how brave the allies were. Really informative information boards and of course the bunkers with their huge guns still in place. All in well maintained and clean surroundings.
Excellent example of German defence construction. They are still finding remains and identifying bodies from DNA which is amazing. The guns which remain look suitably imposing and must have caused chaos for the allies on the beaches. Well worth a visit if you are interested in WW2 historical sites. This is one of the best
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