Gun battery command post


Gun battery command post

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This is the command post for the batteries of Longues. It is located right above a cliff and offers a fine view from Arromanches to the East to Omaha beach to the West. The battery had four 150mm guns with a range of about 20km. It was heavily bombed on D Day, but only some of the blockhaus were damaged and the guns were still able to fire. They indeed exchanged fire with cruisers on D-Day, wich may explain all the impacts on the blockhaus, especially the front part of the command post.

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Country: France

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Copyright: Olivier Ffrench

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Camera Maker:Canon
Camera Model:Canon EOS 10D
Original Time Taken:04/07/2007
Shutter Speed:1/80 sec
Aperture:f/8
ISO Sensitivity:100
Focal Length:17 mm
Lens Info:17.0-40.0 mm
Latitude:49.344821666667
Longitude:0.69123666666667
Altitude:69.5706m