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 gun battery was erased from history but has now been restored and open to the public. It changes some many aspects of D-Day and the landings on Omaha Beach. Go along - you will not be disappointe...  more »
  • A very beautiful place of memory which gives a little more the measure forces who s affronterent 75 years ago. After the visit to the American cemetery, the emotion is full at the sight of these machines handing out death to all these kids from afar.
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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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  • 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!
  • Maisy Battery Apr 2018 tour a German battery, travels are well, it leaves you a plane, with very little information I had to place fallen posters, the bunker lights not lit, information posters scarce and illegible, the trails were in any case impracticable by the accumulation of water and mud. It is a pity, this scenario could greatly improve with a little more than attention and care. Location if all of the above are addressed.
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  • 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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