Maisy Battery

The Maisy Battery

A previously forgotten German gun battery - part of Hitler's Atlantic Wall in Normandy near Omaha Beach - has been uncovered and it is about to re-write the story of D-Day.

Military enthusiast Gary Sterne came across the buried 40 acre site a few years ago whilst studying a wartime officer's map of the area marked 'Area of High Resistance'. "Not knowing where I was going or what I was looking for, I continued walking across the fields until to my amazement I found I was standing on concrete. I followed the concrete to the edge of the tree line and discovered a bunker entrance… then a tunnel, an office, store rooms, headquarters buildings, radio rooms, bunkers … and most importantly mounts for 155mm cannons," he recalled.

The site is at Route des Perruques, Grandcamp Maisy, Nomandy.
Open for visitors 10am - 4pm each day.
For more details call 0033 678 045625 or email gary@

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