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Longues Battery, Longues-sur-Mer

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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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  • The meters concrete and the deafening noise must have been terrifying. A lasting heirloom for many.
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  • This is a hidden gem. It is superb, you can wander around the battery 3 of the 4 guns are relatively complete and in remarkable condition. Well worth the visit.  more »
  • It's too bad that this place be not more respected by inconsiderate visitors who too easily forget their garbage... They were the bad guys, but they were defeated.
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