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Point du Hoc Battery, Normandy - May 1944

Point du Hoc Battery, Normandy - May 1944

Overhead aerial of the gun battery at Pointe du Hoc, consisting of four medium casemates, after air bombardment. The battery was captured by a detachment of the 2nd Ranger Battalionn, 1st US Division, on 6 June 1944, who held it against numerous counter-attacks until relieved the following day. The casemates were found to contain dummy guns.
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Battery Merville, France

Battery Merville, France

The Merville Gun Battery was a gun battery in Normandy, France as part of the Nazi's Atlantic wall built to defend continental Europe from Allied invasion.

It was put out of action on D-Day in the Allied invasion of Normandy codenamed Operation Overlord. It was captured by D company of the Oxs and Bucks, a part of the British 6th Airborne Division.
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Blyth Battery, Blyth

Blyth Battery, Blyth

A Twentieth Century coastal battery and associated pillbox, tank trap and military building are visible as a series of structures on air photographs. Some of the features are visible on the latest 1988-1993 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. These features represent the northernmost area of Blyth Battery, a coastal artillery battery situated on South Beach, Blyth. The battery was constructed...
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Airfield B4 near Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy

Airfield B4 near Beny-sur-Mer, Normandy

Two days after D-Day, maintenance and construction commando squadrons arrived in Normandy to build airstrips. Ground crews of No 144 Wing (including Nos 441, 442 and 443 Squadrons) were deployed near Banville as early as June 9th, 1944. Both air and ground crews had to get used to the dust and lack of comfort of their temporary facilities. The bases and support personnel of the other Spitfire a...
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Princess Anne Battery, Gibraltar

Princess Anne Battery, Gibraltar

Princess Anne’s Battery is on the hillside above the harbor. The site is sometime referred to as Princess Caroline’s Battery, Princess Amelia’s Battery, or even Princess Royal’s Battery. These three battery names, however, refer to 18th and 19th-century batteries located in and around Princess Anne’s Battery. Princess Anne’s Battery was constructed in 1732 to mount five 12 pounders, and saw act...
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Prison of fleury-merogis, france

Prison of fleury-merogis, france

the Prison of fleury-merogis in france. (near Paris)
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D-Day - Juno Beach at 12 June 1944

D-Day - Juno Beach at 12 June 1944

Juno Beach was one of the landing sites for Allied invaders on the coast of Normandy during D-Day. It was situated between Sword Beach and Gold Beach. It is also known as the Canadian beach, as it was assigned to the 3rd Canadian Infantry Division (with the 2nd Canadian Armoured Brigade). Juno Beach stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the east to Courseulles-sur-Mer on the west. Both assault ...
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The Needles -  New Battery

The Needles - New Battery

"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
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Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

In early 1942 surveys were carried out with a view to establishing four fixed HAA batteries around Lyttelton Harbour. Quail Island was chosen as one of the sites.
As the threat of enemy attack receded only one HAA battery was built. This was on high ground above the port of Lyttelton.
Although the contract was allocated in November 1942, by August 1942 work had already begun.
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The Needles -  Old Battery

The Needles - Old Battery

This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.

The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.

Website:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-theneedlesoldbattery
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Battery nr. 21

Battery nr. 21

A Polish coastal battery was part of the Rejonu Umocnionego Hel. The main armanant composed of two 75mm "Schneider" guns.
During the Battle of Hel in 1939, this battery took down 30 German fighterplanes.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.

Address:Lesna, Hel
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Battery Paloma Alta

Battery Paloma Alta

The battery comprises three of these guns in single-gun mounts in open emplacements (one Vickers Ltd and two Vickers-Armstrong 1926 models); two were brought from Campelo Alto (Galicia) and their emplacement was completed in October 1941. During the proof firing, the second gun was destroyed by a premature explosion. Two more guns were brought from Favarix battery (Menorca) and were ready in Ja...
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