France - Merville Gun Battery - 1

The Merville Gun Battery is one of the places, where British paratroopers fought one of the very important and hard battles during the D-day landing on the 6th of June 1944. This German battery had to be taken before the landing could begin, as it could compromise the whole northern flank of the invasion coast.
 
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One of the German World War II bunkers at the Merville Battery. Today this is a museum.

One of the German World War II bunkers at the Merville Battery. Today this is a museum.
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British World War II weapons from the battle at the Merville Battery.

British World War II weapons from the battle at the Merville Battery.
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Full-size diorama with Germans World War II soldiers that surrender during the battle at Merville Battery.

Full-size diorama with Germans World War II soldiers that surrender during the battle at Merville Battery.
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Full-size diorama with British paratroopers at the Merville Battery.

Full-size diorama with British paratroopers at the Merville Battery.
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Dummy paratroopers used to confuse the Germans. A lot of there were dropped during the night before D-day. This one is displayed at the Merville Battery.

Dummy paratroopers used to confuse the Germans. A lot of there were dropped during the night before D-day. This one is displayed at the Merville Battery.
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British World War II gun outside the bunkers at Merville Battery.

British World War II gun outside the bunkers at Merville Battery.
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