Batterie de Maisy

Carentan
Normandy
Attractions and places of interest
Landmarks and Historic Buildings

Forgotten for the past 60 years, the Batterie de Maisy was an integral part of the German Atlantic Wall around the Utah and Omaha beaches. Covering both beaches with six 155mm artillery emplacements, the battery opened fire on the liberating troops landing on the beaches below. After 5 long hours, the assault by the 5th and 2nd American Rangers finally silenced the guns here. Buried for over 60 years, the site has been excavated and you can now visit the 1.5 km of trenches, tunnels and underground constructions, as well as the gun emplacements themselves.

 

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