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Image for Mulberry Harbour Caissons, Arromanches, Normandy, Franceview gallery

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World War II SitesMulberry Harbour Caissons, Arromanches, Normandy, France

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From the top of the bluffs here in Arromanches, on Gold Beach, you can see 20 concrete structures in the surf; these are relics of the D Day Invasions.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 10/8/2017

Image for Mulberry Whale, St Denis de Méré, Normandie, FRview gallery

SESE34.4 km

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World War II SitesMulberry Whale, St Denis de Méré, Normandie, FR

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This bridge "Le Pont des Bordeaux" over the Noireau near St Denis de Méré once formed part of the temporary "Mulberry" harbour at Arromanches. The original bridge was destroyed by the French Resistance shortly after D-Day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Team Sieni

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 9/13/2013

last visited: 6/16/2016

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EE34.6 km

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World War II SitesAbbaye aux Hommes - Caen (Normandie), France

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[FR] Pendant la bataille de Caen, le lycée est transformé en centre d'accueil de la défense passive. [EN] During the Normandy Landings, inhabitants of Caen found refuge in the church.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 3/7/2017

Image for Église Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux - Caen, Franceview gallery

EE34.8 km

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World War II SitesÉglise Saint-Étienne-le-Vieux - Caen, France

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[FR] En 1944, cette église est atteinte par un obus visant une colonne de chars allemands qui stationnait à proximité. [EN] In 1944, the church was hit by a shell aimed a column of German tanks which was parked in the vicinity.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/21/2016

last visited: 12/10/2018

Image for Château de Caen - Caen, Franceview gallery

EE35.4 km

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Historic FortsChâteau de Caen - Caen, France

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Historic medieval castle in Caen

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member stinger503

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 3/11/2017

last visited: 3/15/2019

Image for Église Saint-Gilles - Caen, Franceview gallery

EE35.9 km

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World War II SitesÉglise Saint-Gilles - Caen, France

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[FR] Détruite en 1944, seuls des vestiges ont été maintenus sur le site aménagé en jardin public. [EN] Destroyed in 1944, the vestiges have been kept within a public park.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 1/3/2019

Image for Pointe du Hoc (Calvados, Normandy, France)view gallery

NN37.5 km

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World War II SitesPointe du Hoc (Calvados, Normandy, France)

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...today quiet cliff covered by grass with concrete ruins and offering great vista over Canal, but in June 1944, during Operation Overlord, Point du Hoc was witness of brave attack of the United States Army Rangers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 6/10/2009

last visited: 8/3/2018

Image for Pointe-du-Hoc Battlefield - Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Basse-Normandie, Franceview gallery

NN37.7 km

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BattlefieldsPointe-du-Hoc Battlefield - Cricqueville-en-Bessin, Basse-Normandie, France

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During WWII D-Day Landings, US Forces bombed and climbed Pointe-du-Hoc to take over a German fortification. // Pendant WWII, les forces américaines ont bombardé et monta Pointe-du-Hoc de prendre en charge une fortification allemande.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 7/20/2015

last visited: 8/3/2018

Image for Funkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, Franceview gallery

NENE38.1 km

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Luftwaffe Radar RuinsFunkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, France

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This former Luftwaffe Radar Station is located in Douvres-la-Délivrande, France.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 6/19/2014

last visited: 7/13/2014

Image for Funkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, Franceview gallery

NENE38.1 km

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World War II SitesFunkmeßgerät Stellung Distelfink - Douvres-la-Délivrande, France

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This former Luftwaffe Radar Station is located in Douvres-la-Délivrande, France. The site is now home to a museum and bunkers at the site house some of the displays.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Marine Biologist

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/3/2014

last visited: 7/13/2014

Image for Cosy's Pillbox, Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, Franceview gallery

NENE38.8 km

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World War II SitesCosy's Pillbox, Juno Beach, Courseulles-sur-Mer, Normandy, France

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This bunker, nicknamed "Cosy's Pillbox", was involved in the D-Day Invasion of 6 June 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Queens Blessing

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 10/26/2014

last visited: 7/11/2014

Image for Juno Beach - Courseulles-sur-Mer, Franceview gallery

NENE38.8 km

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World War II SitesJuno Beach - Courseulles-sur-Mer, France

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[FR] Juno Beach est le nom de code d'une des principales plages du débarquement allié en Normandie le 6 juin 1944. [EN] Juno Beach was one of five beaches of the Allied invasion of German occupied France in the Normandy landings on 6 June 1944.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/19/2016

last visited: 5/27/2019

Image for Pegasus Bridge - Bénouville, Franceview gallery

NENE43.6 km

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World War II SitesPegasus Bridge - Bénouville, France

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[FR] Pegasus Bridge (pont Pégase) est le nom qu'a reçu après les opérations du 6 juin 1944, pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale le pont de Bénouville [EN] It was a major objective of the British airborne troops during Operation Deadstick.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 11/14/2016

last visited: 3/30/2018

Image for Prise du pont Pegasus Bridge (D-DAY) à Benouville, Normandie, Franceview gallery

NENE43.8 km

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BattlefieldsPrise du pont Pegasus Bridge (D-DAY) à Benouville, Normandie, France

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Pegasus Bridge – Opération Deadstick – Bénouville – Jour J.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Team Glandouillage

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 12/22/2016

last visited: 3/30/2018

Image for D-Day: Liberation of Sainte-Mère-Église & private John Steele story (Normandy, France)view gallery

NWNW51.7 km

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World War II SitesD-Day: Liberation of Sainte-Mère-Église & private John Steele story (Normandy, France)

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...in June 6th, 1944 at 04:30 AM the Stars & Stripes were hoisted over the church tower and St. Mère-Église was the first town to be liberated in France. And church tower itself was scene of famous story of one US paratrooper - private John Steele.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 6/11/2009

last visited: 8/11/2017

Image for Fort de La Hougue,Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue,Franceview gallery

NWNW64.4 km

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Historic FortsFort de La Hougue,Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue,France

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Le Fort de La Hougue à Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue./La Hougue in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member celene37

location: Normandie, France

date approved: 2/24/2018

last visited: 2/24/2018

Image for Fort de Tatihou,Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue,Franceview gallery

NWNW64.4 km

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Historic FortsFort de Tatihou,Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue,France

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Le fort de Tatihou à Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue./ Fort Tatihou in Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member celene37

location: Centre-Val-de-Loire, France

date approved: 2/23/2018

last visited: 5/8/2017

Image for Château Fort de Fougères - Fougères, Franceview gallery

SS85.3 km

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Historic FortsChâteau Fort de Fougères - Fougères, France

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[EN] The castle of Fougères is one of the largest French castles, occupying an area of two hectares, and constituting a medieval ensemble from the twelfth to the fifteenth century. [FR] Le château de Fougères est l'un des plus imposants châteaux forts français, occupant une superficie de deux hectares, et constituant un ensemble médiéval du XIIe au XVe siècle.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member pmaupin

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 10/12/2019

last visited: 9/30/2019

Image for Seymour Tower (L'Avarison)view gallery

WW86.9 km

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Historic FortsSeymour Tower (L'Avarison)

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In 1781 after the French invaded Jersey and were defeated at the Battle of Jersey, the Governor of Jersey, Henry Seymour Conway embarked on a project to build coastal defences to better protect the island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mikecart

location: Jersey

date approved: 11/13/2010

last visited: 6/12/2017

Image for Icho Towerview gallery

WW89.3 km

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Historic FortsIcho Tower

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In 1781 the French invaded Jersey and were defeated at the Battle of Jersey, the Governor of Jersey, Henry Seymour Conway embarked on a project to build coastal defences to better protect the island.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member mikecart

location: Jersey

date approved: 11/14/2010

last visited: never

Image for Resistance Nest Richtfeuer - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islandsview gallery

WW94.8 km

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World War II SitesResistance Nest Richtfeuer - St. Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands

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The remains of an old gun emplacement have been included in the wall of the Tourist Information Centre as a reminder of the fact Jersey was occupied by German forces during World War II.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Jersey

date approved: 7/14/2014

last visited: never

Image for Jersey war tunnels,Jersey,Channel ilands,United Kingdomview gallery

WW98.3 km

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World War II SitesJersey war tunnels,Jersey,Channel ilands,United Kingdom

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German war tunnels build in 1940 on Jersey

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member lopac44

location: Jersey

date approved: 10/1/2009

last visited: 7/2/2018

Image for Le Fort National - St Malo, Bretagne, Franceview gallery

SWSW99.8 km

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Historic FortsLe Fort National - St Malo, Bretagne, France

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Fort National is a fort on a tidal island a few hundred metres off the walled city of Saint-Malo. The great military architect Vauban had it built in 1689 to protect Saint-Malo's port. The fort was originally called Fort Royal.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member SMacB

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 12/16/2015

last visited: 7/8/2019

Image for L'ouaisne Tower - St. Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islandsview gallery

WW100.1 km

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Historic FortsL'ouaisne Tower - St. Brelade, Jersey, Channel Islands

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This tower was built around 1780 to defend the island of Jersey against French invasion.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member dtrebilc

location: Jersey

date approved: 8/12/2014

last visited: never

Image for Mémorial 39/45 - Saint-Malo, Franceview gallery

SWSW101.2 km

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World War II SitesMémorial 39/45 - Saint-Malo, France

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[FR] Le Mémorial 39/45 est un musée dédié à l'histoire de l'occupation allemande de Saint-Malo durant la Seconde Guerre mondiale. [EN] This museum is located in the bunker of a German anti-air gun complex, built inside an old French fort.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member RakeInTheCache

location: Bretagne, France

date approved: 8/21/2018

last visited: never

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