Musee de la Batterie de Merville, Merville-Franceville-Plage

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Musee de la Batterie de Merville is located in the Merville coastal battery casemate. This museum retraces the 6th British Airborne operations. To visit Musee de la Batterie de Merville and get the most from your holiday in Merville-Franceville-Plage, create itinerary details personal to you using our Merville-Franceville-Plage trip itinerary planning tool .
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  • a museum worth visiting, as very interesting. It's rare to see still intact blokhaus. Visit Dakota's worth to realize the Airmen flight conditions. Especially not to miss the sound and light of the No. 11 blokhaus.
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  • My father was one of the paratroopers of the British 9th Battalion to land on D-Day. They had three objectives one of which was the Merville Battery. Of the 750 men dropped only 85 turned up at the RV...  more »
  • The facility is well maintained, the Lady at the entrance is very friendly. The light and sound show in the bunker near the output/aircraft was already quite nice, but then but far from removed what have to offer "d-day Experience", "Normandy Victory Museum" or the "Airborne Museum" in St. Mere Eglise. I think you should try more to present the position here. The bunker itself serve as room for various Ausrüstungsgegenständen.Informationen in German are only sporadically available, is subtitled a film about taking the position immerhion. All in all I would recommend more the two positions Azeville and Crisbecq there to learn more about the positions a lot.
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  • Great place with interesting things to see and a remarkable story about the paratroopers who captured this place. The final installation was not really as exciting as it was made out to be. Little bit of a disappointment. I think we payed 6-7 EUR pr person so it was rather cheap for so much different stuff to see. The paratrooper plane was awesome. Some of the stories at the site were not translated and some of those that were, were translated poorly.
  • Very good museum. The site is reasonable well preserved and the Dakota plane is a great addition. The films were an impressive addition and I was genuinely moved by the personal letters and memorabilia. Very much recommended when in the neighborhood.
  • I've taken so many people here. And every time it's different. With funding now the museum is discovering and uncovering more and more every year. This is a must see for anyone visiting the Normandy battlefields and a great example of Great British courage. Up the paras!
  • A great museum where you get a real feel of what our lads must have gone through on D-Day.
  • Excellent open air musuem. Now has a Dakota with some impressive service history

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