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“Impresive remains of WWII” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Longues Battery

Longues Battery
West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
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Type: Military Museums, Museums
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Paris, France
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30 attraction reviews
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Impresive remains of WWII”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2013

5 impressive anti-aircraft batteries, kept in an impressive good state (apart for the one bombed from inside). 2 massive guns are still in place. All this on top of a cliff, with a very nice view on the sea, in the middle of a wild field. Worth a visit !

Visited March 2013
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Herriman, Utah, United States
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“An amazing place!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2013

One of the most extraordinary moments of my life was the first time I saw the layout of those guns across the field. The size of the muzzle and the thought of thousand pound shells landing on and around seasick boys. DO YOUR HOMEWORK!

Visited June 2012
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Ockenheim, Germany
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“Must see for D-Day Historians”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2012

This is one of the only batteries with the guns in tact, or at least some of the guns in tact. Only one of the four is off limits, and from the looks of it, that was the only one that may have questionable structural integrity. (Also the only one without a gun.) The other three allow you to crawl around in and around the gun, as it came to rest so many years ago. You can also walk through the back to bunk rooms or ammo storage, or whatever they were used for.

It's open-air, with no real hours. Bring some walking shoes and head towards the coast. Historical site, with a beautiful view!

Visited November 2012
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Esher, United Kingdom
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“Stunning views”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2012

Some impressive batteries that are in reasonable shape (considering the pounding the got). Probably best with some walking shoes as you can walk from the remnants towards the cliff top where the lookout post was (aiming control) which has stunning views. There is also a good but distant view of the Mulberry harbour remnants.

Visited May 2012
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“Interesting stop on our road trip”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012 via mobile

It's an eerie place - it's so peaceful now but the mind imagines the horrors there during the war. The views are amazing.

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