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This most intriguing spot was high on our list of things to see and I would recommend it as a necessary stop for war buffs. The gun batteries here were quite extensive and unlike most of the rest were not destroyed during the fighting or after the war. Most of them still house the huge guns as well. High up on a bluff they command a wide view of the coast to either direction and were able to fire on both Gold and Omaha beaches. This is one of the best places to see the defenses the Allies faced. They should never have made it to the beaches. The battery guns were captured by British troops who landed on Gold Beach.
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