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Longues Battery

Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Military museums, Museums
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Type: Military museums, Museums

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Brisbane, Australia
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433 reviews 433 reviews
271 attraction reviews
220 helpful votes 220 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

70 years on to see the Longues battery so well preserved was an honor. It gives a greater appreciation of the difficulties the allied forces would have been up against. But seeing the heaviest damage which was caused by the explosion of the ammunition for an AA gun, mounted by the British on the roof of casement No.4, killing several... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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156 reviews 156 reviews
87 attraction reviews
119 helpful votes 119 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2014

The German cement bunkers remaining at the Longues-sur-Mer site are an historical reminder of the unspeakable horrors of war, and specifically of the happenings in June 1944. It’s remarkable that visitors can walk right up to the guns and on top of, inside of, and all around most of the bunkers; there are only a couple of areas fenced off... More 

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Den Bosch, The Netherlands
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86 reviews 86 reviews
33 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014 via mobile

These 15 cm Kriegsmarine battery had a range of approx. 20 kilometers and was therefore considered to be a threat to allied landing troops on both Juno and Omaha Beach. It had to be taken out and, of course, eventually it was. It would have been all to easy to make this place another disneyfication of history but, luckily, it... More 

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Rayne, England, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
30 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a very well preserved battery with guns still in place and you can see the signs of battle on the guns inflicted on D-day

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32 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We had a bit of difficulty finding the site - not well sign posted and a confusing local road network but definitely worth the effort. 4 bunkers and 3 guns still in place. Helps to better understand what happened on 6 June 1944 - dueling with ships offshore, covering the landing beaches. The effort to construct must have been enormous... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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108 reviews 108 reviews
40 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Can not believe that it is 70 years old and not in bad shape.Guns in place and such a great drive thru the towns leading to the area.Lots of places to take pictures both there and on the drive.Grat views of some of the cliffs of the area.went late in the day and had the place to ourselves.

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Savannah area, GA
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
14 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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