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Longues Battery, Longues-sur-Mer
Categories: Military Museums, Museums
Located on the coast between the D-Day landing beaches Omaha and Gold, Longues Battery 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. Our Longues-sur-Mer trip itinerary builder makes visiting Longues Battery and other Longues-sur-Mer attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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This place is located between the Allied landing beaches of Gold and Omaha, and was a strategic location for the German's in defending their positions during World War II. There are a total of four 15... read more »
It felt unbelievable to walk around this gun battery site which remains as it was during the Second World War. Good to visit a genuine site as opposed to a reconstruction
An interesting place to see if you are close by. There are still guns in place in different levels of decay. It's a 20 minute walk round the site but if you only have time to see 1 German gun battery ... read more »
A well-preserved, fascinating, yet eerie and somewhat depressing spot. Visitors are welcome to enter the bunkers; some of the big guns are still in place and you can look out and see what the German gunners would have seen. An important piece of history.
In my opinion, no trip to Normandy is complete without a visit to Longues sur Mer. Other than a very few small guns along some beaches, this is the only place to see the big German cannons and bunkers, and take the obligatory tourist snap shot while straddling the barrel of the big guns. Just like the Sham-Wow, the Germans built good stuff.
A true piece of history, a cornerstone of any visit to see the invasion beaches of Normandy. Well preserved and a sobering reminder of the men who fought on both sides for our freedom.
A must visit place if traveling to Normandy. Ample parking and well aignposted
Once a place of bloodshed and warfare this place is an embodiment of tranquillity... The sunset looks so beautiful from here on a sunny spring day. Loved it!! 😇😇
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