La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery), Azeville

4.6
#10 of 72 in Historic Sites in Manche
Must see · Ruin · Tourist Spot
Located near Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the Azeville Battery consisted of a dozen casemates, including four blockhouses with 105 mm heavy guns, 350m of underground tunnels, underground rooms and ammunition storages. The position was held by 170 German gunners. Guided tours of the Azeville battery offers insight into the German coastal defences and the battle that took place here. Add La Batterie d'Azeville (Azeville gun battery) and other attractions to your Azeville trip itinerary using our Azeville route planning app.
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  • Great site with an personal audio presentation while walking through the bunkers and getting a close feel of all that has happened. Unexpeded highlight you should visit.  more »
  • been to this site before around 11 yrs ago , new visitors centre with a small display and photos from the war , useful phone type tour guide you take around with you and good you can get extra...  more »
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  • Worth a visit access to the inside of German bunkers and artillery facility. Well maintained. Eazy walk about a 20 minute stop and walk thru. Plenty of WW2 stuff but keep your eyes peeled some blends in so well you'll drive right by.
  • Despite frequent bombings in the spring of 1944 and a heavy bombardment on the night before the Allied landings, the guns were operational. In the night of 5 to 6 June 1944 the battery Azeville was attacked by U.S. paratroopers. but because of some fierce fighting, the Americans were forced to retreat. The battery of Azeville was heavily defended by the Germans. It forced the Americans to use a different side to attack. After heavy fighting German garrison surrendered on the 9th of June.
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