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Musee de la Batterie de Merville

Place du 9eme Bataillon, 14810 Merville-Franceville-Plage, France
+33 2 31 91 47 53
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Normandy Battlefields Day Trip: Omaha, Sword and the British Airborne Sector
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Place du 9eme Bataillon, 14810 Merville-Franceville-Plage, France
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"sound and light show"
in 15 reviews
"pegasus bridge"
in 23 reviews
"various reasons"
in 2 reviews
"gun battery"
in 8 reviews
"sword beach"
in 8 reviews
"mini museum"
in 2 reviews
"immersive experience"
in 2 reviews
"great audio"
in 2 reviews
"a small gift shop"
in 2 reviews
"museum tells the story"
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"longues sur mer"
in 4 reviews
"worth a visit"
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"interesting history"
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"atlantic wall"
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"great museum"
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"british soldiers"
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Nice medium-sized museum exhibiting D-Day history. Exhibitions contains a plane, some German artifacts and also a live video. Visited in 9/2012

Thank JaroslavNecas
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

One of the great 'stories' from D-day comes in the form of the Merville battery assault. The position could fire on Sword beach, so the job was given the the British Airborne to ensure this didn't happen. Only a fraction (150) of 750 men trained...More

Thank James19941
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Reviewed 12 March 2018 via mobile

A fascinating complex of artillery bunkers telling he story of both the life of the garrison before the attack and the daring assault itself. If ever a battle in Normandy cried out to be made into a film then this is it. The video about...More

Thank Stuart F
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Reviewed 8 January 2018

Excellent site,loads to see a lot to take in. If you are a history reader please read Neil Barbers book The Day the Devils Dropped In Excellent read gives a brilliant account of this particular battle.

Thank Ian P
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Reviewed 5 November 2017

I visited here after going to Pegasus Bridge and must say I was really impressed with it. Follow the trail given to you and make sure you read all the posts.

Thank raggedydoctor
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Only the British would attack such a place with only a handful of the men and materiel that were supposed to rendezvous for the mission. The courage, bravery and foolhardiness(?) to do so stands testament to the UK contribution to the Liberation of Europe.

Thank RobertFGCarter
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Reviewed 7 October 2017

For my taste a bit too much geared in the direction of a youth theme park. If it contributes to educating the young about the horrors of war it serves a worthwhile purpose.On the other hand it gives an impression of the expansive nature of...More

Thank Peter M
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Reviewed 5 October 2017

My father was one of the paratroopers of the British 9th Battalion to land on D-Day. They had three objectives one of which was the Merville Battery. Of the 750 men dropped only 85 turned up at the RV due to various reasons and Col...More

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Reviewed 24 September 2017

This is a superb WW2 relic and has so much history associated with the D-Day landings. Part of the Atlantic Wall. So well restored and excellent details. Just loved the audio/visual show. It must not be overlooked or passed by.

Thank AHidler
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Reviewed 24 September 2017

Our first stop among two days of Normandy D-Day sites, and we stayed longer than we'd planned because it was so interesting. Very small, uncrowded site has been invested in to make it interactive. The friendly woman in the small gift shop couldn't speak English,...More

Thank ryandles
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guinivere1960
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Response from David P | Reviewed this property |
Please do not misrepresent me in print. I shall copy and paste my full review of The Merville Batterie in full as it is evident you have not read it. Happy to answer questions yours was not one, simply the ramblings of an... More
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