Stèle at the entrance to the batterie de Merville paying tribute to the soldiers of the 9th Parachute Battalion but also of the Navy and the Royal Air Force who fought for the capture of the battery at dawn on June 6, 1944.
This museum is rare, for it is situated in a battlefield. The remains of British and German soldiers still lie here from June 1944. Please keep that thought in mind and tread respectfully as you walk over this hallowed ground.
The Merville Battery is a Battle Honour of The Parachute Regiment.
This museum has a special feature: it is located in the very heart of what was once the battlefield. The remains of Britishand German soldiers have been scattered here since June 1944. Please keep this thought in mind and walk reverently through these grounds as you tread on ground made sacred by the blood shed.