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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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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014 NEW

This was very interesting stop whilst seeing a number of the D Day sites. Each offers an additional perspective on the Battle of Normandy so its well worth including this as part of a range of stops.

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Burghausen, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

This well maintained site provides a look back at history. Make sure to take the walking path down around to the lookout of the beach!

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Hereford, United Kingdom
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7 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014

I was having a a "D-Day" day. I had already been to the American cemetery at Colleville, the British/German cemetery at Bazenville and a museum or two. The war graves were very moving but the museums had been a little disappointing. I was looking for something just a little bit more evocative. I was on my way from Colleville to... More

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7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014 via mobile

This very we'll preserved site gives the visitor a good impression of the German coastal defense forces. Four case mats (3 with their original guns inside) and supportive bunkers, among which the famous one from "The longest day" and several Tobruks and ammunition bunkers. Very much recommended. Best to visit in the late afternoon.

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Phoenix, Arizona
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164 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Great access to a rare Atlantic Wall fortification that still has the four 152mm guns still in place (one of them received an incoming round through the crew's armor protection). There are four gun emplacements and one command & control bunker. All of them are free to visit and the site is open to the public. The access to the... More

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Paris, France
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Let me preface this by saying I am a history geek. But, my wife is not. We were just tooling along the roads of Normandy when we found this spot. I was not ready for what we found. This was part of the vaunted Atlantic Wall and the size and scale of the guns was impressive. My wife was strangely... More

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Kaiserslautern, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

On the cliffs above the waters between Omaha and Gold beaches are four gun batteries and an observation bunker of the Atlantic Wall defenses. All four battery bunkers are still standing; however, the first bunker is collapsed and you cannot climb around it. The other three bunkers still have the rusted hulks of canons and you can climb in, around,... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

A well preserved art of the Atlantic Wall defence with the original guns still in place, which fascinated out two boys. It really put a lot into perspective for us for those who were defending these positions and those were attacking them.

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Dallas, TX
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Longues battery is the only one of 20 such Atlantic Wall coastal batteries along the Normandy coast that still has some of the original guns in place which could hit both Omaha and Gold beaches. I was glad to be able to actually go inside the 4 gun batteries and the one command and fire control bunker (that was used... More

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Leciseterhire
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7 attraction reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014 via mobile

We took 2 children to the Battery site after a day at Arromonches and the museums there. The site is amazing and only there did the 7 and 9 year olds get any comprehension of the human side to the battle. The site showcases the German defence engineering whilst the location allows a reflective glimpse into those posted there and... More

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