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Marcouf 44 firing command post

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    Marcouf 44 firing command post
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    SAINT-MARCOUF
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    1586.1693

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Marcouf 44 firing command post
Marcouf 44 firing command post

Of the 80 kilometers of D-Day beaches, only three of the four German battery command and gunnery posts could be visited until now (Le Grand bunker at Ouistréham, Longues sur Mer and the Pointe du Hoc), with only Crisbecq missing.

Discover the history of the Utah- Beach guns during a guided tour of the interior of the buried Command Post of the Crisbecq batteries, consisting of 10 guns and an anti-aircraft turret spread over 4 levels, the rare one to have been equipped in 1943 with a periscopic armored cupola.

Dynamized 7 times by the Americans in August 1944, this former command center has remained abandoned and inaccessible since 1944, particularly for the basement rooms which had been totally flooded for 72 years.

Each room reveals a part of the history of the landings, from the construction of the battery to its destruction in August 1944 by the Americans.

From inside the observation and firing post room you can relive the arrival of the Allied ships at dawn on June 6, 1944, as well as the story that inspired one of the most famous scenes in the film "The Longest Day" (which you'll recognize immediately).

This is the only observation post that had a real operational role during the landings, on all the English and American beaches.

In fact, it was the last bastion of the Atlantic Wall still in action on the evening of June 11, 1944, although it had begun fighting on June 6 as early as 1:30 a.m.

Following a novel principle, visitors circulate freely among the period equipment and objects, which they can photograph and touch, outside of any signposted route or display case, immersing them directly in the atmosphere of June 1944.

At the same time, the observation post is the only observation post that had a real operational role during the D-Day landings.
Source : www.crisbecq44.fr

 
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