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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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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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England
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

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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Columbia, South Carolina
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Touring the Longues Battery offers the rare opportunity to see Atlantic Wall casements with their big guns still mounted inside. It really makes a difference. Being able to enter and walk through these old casements was one thing, but being able to examine, touch and photograph the huge naval guns was quite another. The remains of the smashed gun in... More

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Waterville, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

The battery at Longues-sur-mer formed part of the "Atlantic Wall," reinforced by order of Rommel, where you can see the observation bunker and four gun emplacements, three of the four with their heavy artillery still intact, overlooking the fields of the countryside and sea, much as it must have been in 1944. Very much worth a short side-trip on the... More

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Redmond, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

This was an interesting place to see the German Guns and how they were cited. Also the sighting bunkers located on the cliffs.

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Brookwood, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

This is a must visit battery. It is the one featured in "The Longest Day". The forward observation post is awe inspiring. It has amazing views of the sea and really evokes what it was like back in 1944.

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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Four gun emplacements, with the remains of their guns and the observation bunker overlooking the approach to Arromanches. Free entry! Ample parking, including right at the cliff top. Information and shop, toilets,small food stand. Good view of the Harbour at Arromanches on a clear day. Paragliders flying along the cliff edge! Easy access to site for wheelchairs as it is... More

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