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Maisy Battery, Grandcamp-Maisy

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When the Allies landed at Omaha Beach to liberate France from the Nazis, they had to penetrate Maisy Battery, which housed well-armed German soldiers defending their territory. American Army Rangers took the battery, but at great cost. After the war, the Allies buried the camp and all it contained, virtually intact, for more than 60 years. Today, it's a museum that illustrates the sacrifices both sides made during the war. You can tour the bunker and its tunnels to get a hands-on appreciation for the spot's historical significance and the role it played in the liberation of France. Maisy Battery is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our , online itinerary creator Edition.
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  • An amazing experience - a fantastic site that really gives some idea of how the Maisy battery was set up - trenches, bunkers, gun emplacements - all with full information on how the site was used in.....  more
    An amazing experience - a fantastic site that really gives some idea of how the Maisy battery was set up - trenches, bunkers, gun emplacements - all with full information on how the site was used in.....  more »
  • Great place , hidden history for 70 years ..Found and unearthed by Gary Sterne who we met and had a lengthy conversation about the site and the history.. great experience.. 
    Great place , hidden history for 70 years ..Found and unearthed by Gary Sterne who we met and had a lengthy conversation about the site and the history.. great experience..  more »
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  • Normandy‚Äôs best-kept secret. Maisy battery is now open to the public after being buried for over 60 years. You can walk through 2 miles of original German trenches and explore WWII bunkers. Book your tickets online, and have a great experience.
  • Lovely place to visit. It's wonderful to be able to walk around trenches, see the battery placements and bunkers. The owner is very knowledgeable and great to chat to. It's great that people are working these sites to.preserve them for future generations.

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