This was a great day of WWII Normandy beach positions we grouped together. The kids really seemed to like getting out and climbing all over everything. We have family making a trip to Normandy next week which was great incentive for me to hurry up and get this posted!
Longues-sur-mer German Battery
Here's McKay and Morgan running because they can!
I'm just going to use the great summary I found at www.normandiememoire.com here to explain the site's significance:
- Built in the first few months of 1944, the naval battery at Longues was equipped with four 150-mm guns, housed in thick cement casemates, and a range-finding post embedded in the cliff face.
- Thanks to the range of its guns, the battery could fire on both the Omaha (American sector) and Gold (British sector) beaches.