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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  • Along with my family and a measure to Normandy, a campsite near St. Mere Eglish. After visiting the landing beaches, little bunker-hopped. Are my size and I also departed to Maisy Battery. It looked a bit desolate upon arrival. After the entrance to have paid, we are going to walk through the excavated trenches with the obtained map and explanation. Personally, I had a completely different expectation. However, after the end talked to those who worked there. From his story showed that much had to be dug up, that it is all voluntary and not a subsidy. If one looks at it from that point of view.. then it is eigenljik to be a mega-performance what they have now. There is a lot of material and with a bit of imagination one can quite imagine what has happened here. For lovers of D-Day...is certainly worth watching. Better than going to a site, where one penny paid at 7 for 16 smashed bunkers.
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  • After turning a bit, we found this piece of artillery that had to do a lot of damage, well-preserved even when still. A must see.
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  • We arrive in a place that looks like a case of car (here military) we pay 12 euros to 2 to run around in a ditch because there is that the person at the front desk to call it a decided from time to time there is a with a number on it that we ind iQue briefly what it is. If you like the bad odors and walk in the mud it's cool otherwise counsel do not
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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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