Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy

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When the Allies landed at Omaha Beach to liberate France from the Nazis, they had to penetrate Maisy Battery, which housed well-armed German soldiers defending their territory. American Army Rangers took the battery, but at great cost. After the war, the Allies buried the camp and all it contained, virtually intact, for more than 60 years. Today, it's a museum that illustrates the sacrifices both sides made during the war. You can tour the bunker and its tunnels to get a hands-on appreciation for the spot's historical significance and the role it played in the liberation of France. Maisy Battery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our online itinerary creator, Grandcamp-Maisy Edition.
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  • This battery is a private museum. It's superbly worked and an authentic experience. Not so commercially as the usual places of the D-day tourism.
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  • If you are anywhere near this place you need to visit. It's not very expensive and it is a very important place that will change the written history of the D Day landing and the days after. We visited...  more »
  • I visited the Maisy battery in May 2017, on my second trip to Normandy, having come across it while browsing the internet. I put it on the 'must see' list and was not disappointed. My friend and I arr...  more »
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  • The hidden battery for D-day. Assaulted by the Rangers then buried for years. Bunkers and trenches,guns. Sells artifacts in shop.
  • Absolutely worth the visit and also Gary Sternes book. Go there and you wont regret it!
  • Visit interesting and do if passing, pity that the site did not more visibility. Several kilometers of trenches with a provided plan, several cannons, artillery and cannons anti air on-site, more than explanations on these weapons on the spot would be ideal! The site lacks when even maintenance, attention to the Brambles (cut along the arm) and air attacks of the flies and gadflies.
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