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Longues Battery

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Address: West of Arromanches-les-Bains, Longues-sur-Mer, France
Phone Number: 0231214687
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Wow. One of the most impressive sites in Normandy in my opinion.

This was one of the highlights of our trip. To see the size of these things is impressive enough but when you stop and consider what it was that damaged gun number one to such an... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 5 days ago
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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Stafford, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip. To see the size of these things is impressive enough but when you stop and consider what it was that damaged gun number one to such an extent that the barrel ended up detached makes you realise the power of the weapons of the day. This is well worth a visit.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped here about 1800. Wasn't overly busy. The batteries are well preserved and you can walk in and around 3 of them. Further down toward the coast there are another few bunkers which provide a great view of the channel. If you like WWII history, this is a must.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Arrived early about 0800. Had the place to myself which made a nice change from other sites in the area which were overrun with tour groups later in the day. Very well preserved German batteries and gun emplacements. All the batteries are accessible except one which was destroyed. One of the best WW2 sites in the area.

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Hampshire, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It's a well kept and easily accessible site. The bunkers and gun emplacements are open to look around and inside (apart from the first one that looks to have been hit by something very destructive, in fact the lump of concrete behind it is part of its roof!). Lots of space for young un's to run about or for a... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing place to visit it is so important to recognise the efforts of those in the war We cannot forget what everyone went through. Very interesting and a great place to see for anyone interested in history or military

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Thank LadyCatherine F
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Frozen in time is correct. To look at these batteries large guns, imagine the sounds, sights and smells. The fierce battles waged by the men inside and out, those on the ship, those landing. It is fierce some. You are able to touch the guns, climb behind and into the bunkers, imagine that you were there! It brings the history... More 

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Thank Patricia D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This hilltop gunnery was a real surprise. Walk and see all 4 guns and their impenetrable earthen mounds. These guns were the toughest of the lot for the American troops to capture. Get a guide on this visit to capture the history. You can also walk over to the cliffs.

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Thank Robert L
Ajax, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2016

I loved this place. Relatively untouched and undeveloped its as though the battle happened only yesterday. great place for bunker hounds!

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Houston, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016

The Longues Battery is a collection of blockhouses that housed German coast defense guns meant to oppose any Allied landing. Today, the concrete is crumbling and the guns are rusting, but I found them still potent reminders of the opposition that awaited the D-Day landings. Also of interest to me was being able to see close-up the way they were... More 

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Surrey, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2016

I recommend a stop here. The Battery remains frozen in time. You can walk through and touch the concrete bunkers and cold steel and just imagine the power as shells were launched at their targets miles away.

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