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This is a great visit I thought we would breeze through it in 20 minutes, how wrong! Over 90 minutes later we left completely overwhelmed with the story. The site is well kept and the story is well told. The multimedia presentation isnt for the...More
Touring this site was an hour and a half well spent. We enjoyed going into the bunkers and seeing the gun emplacements, although there were no original guns. Seeing the DC-3 aircraft was also interesting. This is not a must-see, but if you have time,...More
Good museum with lots of memorabilia in the bunkers. A good footpath links the bunkers and there is lots of information about the German gun battery that was stationed there as well as the para's that carried out the attack. There was also a Dakota...More
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An interesting site with intact bunkers filled with memorabilia from the invasion and time period. The site has signage that tells the story of how the attack was planned and executed. Expect to spend at least 2 hours here.
I was last here a few years ago, and the exhibits have been modernised. More bunkers have been excavated, so the visitor gets a better picture of the bunkers. There is even a Dakota. When I found out it was from Bosnia I wondered if...More
The trouble with Normandy is that there's so much to see. This is my third visit and the on previous occasions I'd never managed to get further east than the Pegasus Bridge. Visiting Merville took us just about as far east as allied troops on...More
750 men of the 9th Parachute Battalion took off from England at 0:30am on 6 June 1944 - due to various reasons 600 parachutists are missing and only 150 men arrive at the Drop Zone V......These men , severely lacking in manpower and firepower attack...More
Enjoyed walking around this site and trying to imagine just what it was like during the invasion. Interesting to be able to climb into the Dakota. Some of the displays were intriguing. Reading letters to and from home was very emotional.
I was disappointed to read your review. Perhaps you needed to read up a little more on the battle of Merville. The men of 9 para were the true unsung heroes of the D-Day landings, without whom many more would have lost their lives on the beaches. The battery has been set up to be a lasting memory of these men and I know the people of Merville have treated the now very few surviving members of 9 para with the utmost respect they deserve. Any funds raised from this "tourist attraction" as you put it goes into maintaining these memorials. We must never forget them.
14 January 2016|
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Please do not misrepresent me in print. I shall copy and paste my full review of The Merville Batterie in full as it is evident you have not read it. Happy to answer questions yours was not one, simply the ramblings of an... More
Please do not misrepresent me in print. I shall copy and paste my full review of The Merville Batterie in full as it is evident you have not read it. Happy to answer questions yours was not one, simply the ramblings of an idiot.
My review "The events which led up to The Invasion of France are many and the acts of bravery are numerous. However, this was one which I knew little of. You really must visit this battery and should be rightfully thankful of the audacious attack on the Merville Guns"