Gun battery command post
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.
Copyright: Olivier Ffrench
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|Camera Model:||Canon EOS 10D|
|Original Time Taken:||04/07/2007|
|Shutter Speed:||1/80 sec|
|Focal Length:||17 mm|
|Lens Info:||17.0-40.0 mm|