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|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.
|Juno Beach was one of the five main landing sites of the Allied invasion of the coast of Normandy on D-Day during World War II. 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. Juno Beach stretched from Saint-Aubin-sur-Mer on the east to Courseulles-sur-Mer on the west. The 3rd Canadian Division...||12/03/2009||5,222|
|Utah Beach was the codename for the right flank or westernmost of the Allied landing beaches during the D-Day invasion of Normandy, as part of Operation Overlord on 6 June 1944. Utah was added to the invasion plan toward the end of the planning stages, when more landing craft became available.||12/03/2009||1,480|
|A reconnaissance picture of the Mulberry Harbour made during WWII. |
The Mulberry harbours were two prefabricated or artificial military harbours, which were carried across the English Channel from Britain with the invading army and assembled off the coast of Normandy as part of the D-Day invasion of France.
The remains of Mulberry 'B' can still be seen off the Normandy coast at Ar...
|Viewed from the north along the invasion route.||07/16/2005||1,701|
|A "must see" museum, telling the story of D-Day and the invasion of France in 1944.||08/22/2005||425|
|One of only two surviving LST's (Landing Ship Tank) from World War II. A total of 1,151 LSTs were built all over the U.S. for the war. |
The Landing Ship Tank is an ocean going ship capable of shore to shore delivery of tanks, amphibious assault vehicles, and troops. The LST program was developed in response to a need for armored infantry divisions in invasions by sea. England’s f...
|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 ...||12/17/2008||1,531|
|A Mulberry Harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on a beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy.||09/28/2005||575|
|Invasion Map for Normandy's Omaha beach west|
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|Home of the 487th Bomb Group (H) from 22. Sep. 1943 to 7. Nov. 1945. |
The group flew both the B-24 Liberator and the B-17 Flying Fortress as part of the Eighth Air Force's strategic bombing campaign and began combat in May 1944, bombing airfields in France in preparation for the invasion of Normandy; then pounded coastal defenses, road junctions, bridges and locomotives during th...
|These are made of solid concrete and must each weigh several tonnes. They remain as reminders of the dark days of 1940 when the fear of invasion by Nazi hordes was a real one. Had the Germans reached this far, an unlikely eventuality from what little I know about war games that have been done to model the invasion scenario, it is doubtful whether these obstacles would have done much to make the...||11/18/2009||266|