If you don’t know already, I travel across Europe, with France being one of my favourite European countries, although lots more to explore in Italy and Germany.
While visiting the Normandy coastline, we visited the Longues-sur-Mer battery, a World War II artillery battery constructed by the Wehrmacht. It formed a part of Germany’s Atlantic Wall coastal fortifications.
The battery was completed by April 1944. Although constructed and manned initially by the Kriegsmarine, the battery was later transferred to the German army.
The site consisted of four 152 mm navy guns, each protected by a large concrete casemate, a command post, shelters for personnel and ammunition, and several defensive machine-gun emplacements.
It is said when the Americans landed that the guns were mainly unmanned, which still remain in place today, although some destroyed.
Have you ever visited Longues Sur Mer Battery? Please do leave your comments below of your experience of the battery and I would love your feedback on my image.
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Mark’s visitor experience score for Longues Sur Mer Battery : 6 out of 10.