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Longues Battery

West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military Museums
Traveler Description: Longues-sur-Mer is the only coastal defence battery on the Landing Beaches to be classed as a “Historical Monument”. A major construction in the... more »
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Savannah area, GA
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66 reviews 66 reviews
14 attraction reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014 NEW

This stop provided and interesting walk to see the gun batteries. Compared to the batteries at Pointe du Hoc, these are quite intact. Choose a day with good weather, because you will be outside.

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Lowestoft, United Kingdom
17 reviews 17 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

Well preserved site, free but well presented with information boards. Wear stout footwear if its wet. Original guns are awesome as well as views across bay to Arromanches

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Walton-On-Thames, United Kingdom
14 reviews 14 reviews
12 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014 via mobile

This was also a great stop to see the German artillery. Lots to explore inside and outside the artillery. Looks just as it was in the day. Then we drove down to see the artificial harbor. You could see it in the distance but worth the stop there to see how big it really is.

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Tortona, Italy
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1,118 attraction reviews
549 helpful votes 549 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

The Longues battery located in the countryside of the main town of Longues-sur-Mer, this battery is one of the most beautiful and best preserved of all Normandy, in fact it still retains some bunker with their guns mounted, obviously dismantled but extraordinarily well-preserved when you consider that they are exposed to the elements for well over 70 years. In this... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

This is a great place to visit - it's free and you can access everywhere as it's all open. We visited as a group on a 4-day tour. There aren't any panels of information so you'll need to bring your own information - Major Mrs Holt's guide has a page on this place. We saw people on guided tours there... More

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
7 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent! Beautifully peserved German batteries! One destroyed, three intact, a must see on the to Omaha beach!!

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Guildford, United Kingdom
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116 reviews 116 reviews
26 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

If you're interested in the history of D-Day and like to try to imagine what it was like for either side of the conflict, do visit this Battery. There are 4 gun emplacements and 3 still have the guns, though damaged. It's an open site and free to visit.

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Crowborough, United Kingdom
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

To fully appreciate the significance of this place take the guided tour. A little uneven for those with walking difficulties although this should not stop you visiting.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This is a fascinating place to visit. To be able to see up close and touch the massive, original German guns on their emplacements is quite awe-inspiring. Their size and the impenetrability of the bunkers really bring home what the Allies had to contend with. Today the site lies in peaceful countryside, but the damage to the guns demonstrates the... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

If you were one of the troops coming over the hill, imagine coming face to face with these fearsome enemy emplacements. Ideally placed for maximum devastation to the Allies & very well defended, Private Ryan doesn't even come close to the reality of the situation. Take yourself away from the comfortable shoes, iPads & the peace & quiet & imagine... More

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