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Longues Sur Mer - German Gun BatteryThe German gun batteries at Longues-Sur-Mer: A spectacularly preserved example of the massive firepower the Allies faced during storming the Normandy beaches. These four German 152mm gun batteries situated on the coast in the midst of a working French farm field are a fascinating visit.

The batteries were finally knocked out by Allied warships following a daylong artillery duel, three of the guns remain in their massive concrete bunkers. Make sure to tour the range-finding bunker near the cliff side.

Peering from the concrete observation post facing the sea, one can only imagine what the Germans felt when the saw the Allies' 5,000 ship armada.

Image: Longues-sur-Mer Battery. Source: Régis Hidalgo

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