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Walk and visit of the battery of Longues-sur-Mer

A pleasant walk along the sea to see the remains of the second world war: the battery of Longue-sur-Mer.

An easy walking tour in Normandy on the traces of the landing of June 6, 1944. The visit is relatively short (1 to 2 hours), the path passes among the bunkers of the German battery of Longues-sur-Mer. The visit is entirely free.

History of the site:

In preparation for the D-Day landings, the Allies bombed the site, but it was Allied warships that silenced the battery during the day on June 6. On the morning of June 7, British soldiers took the battery and captured the garrison.

The Longues-sur-Mer battery, although very impressive, did not have much impact on the progress of the landings. It was quickly put out of action.

Interest: ratingvery good (1 user)
Difficulty: difficulty
Duration: 2 h.

Battery allemande

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Battery allemande
The protective bunkers are half buried to protect them from bombing.

Battery barrel

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Battery barrel
The battery is composed of four 152mm guns with a range of 20 kilometers.

One of the four bunkers

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One of the four bunkers

A bunker

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A bunker
During the night of June 5-6, the Allies dropped a thousand tons of bombs on the battery without much result.

Protection of the site

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Protection of the site
The batteries were defended by machine gun nests, barbed wire and mines. You can see the remains scattered all over the site.

Panoramic view

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Panoramic view
Seen from the fire direction post located three hundred meters in front of the battery at the edge of the cliff, it was equipped with a telemetric sighting system.

Shooting direction station

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Shooting direction station
You can visit the interior of the executive suite.

View on the fields

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View on the fields

View of the sea

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View of the sea
The battery could directly threaten the landing on Gold and Omaha beaches.

Site Map

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Site Map
Right next to the parking lot you can find the site map.

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