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Marine Crisbecq/St. Marcoef

(German naval gunposition at Crisbecq/St. Marcoef)

Location:

Near the small village of Crisbecq/St. Marcoef, a few miles from the costline (Utah Beach), France. The former gunsite is part of the "Objectif - Un Port" ("Goal - a harbor") route in Normandie/Manche, France.. This is one of the 8 tourist routes that guide you through the Normandy battlefields. You can find information on these routes with most of the tourist offices.The routes are very well signed.

Description:

The remains of the gunsite give a good impression of the anatomy of a German heavy naval battery. The Gunsite consisted of two concrete gunpostion of the type Regelbau 683. The main armament consisted of 3 21cm guns. On of which is blown up by the Americans shortly after the ending of the hostilities. It is more or less an open air museum. There is, besides some information panels, no exhibition.

Opening hours:

Open from dawn til dusk.

 

  One of the blown (but not destroyed) Regelbau 683 bunkers.

Check out the Atlantikwall Web Site for more information on the German Atlantikwall.

 

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