German Coastal Battery La Marefontaine
(France - Basse-Normandie - Ver-sur-Mer)
This German coastal battery was armed with four Czechoslovak 100 mm guns and had a range of 9 Kilometres. During the Allied landings on the Normandie beaches in June 1944, it was shelled by the British cruiser HMS Belfast. The German garrison surrendered quickly without putting a fight to the approuching British troops, who were aided by flame thrower tanks of the 141th regiment of the Royal Armoured Corps.
- Text: Kaj Metz
- Photos: Dennis Peeters
Address and contactinformation
- Rue de la Marefontaine
- WWII grade:
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Point of interest
- Memorial Allan Beckett Arromanches-les-Bains
- Memorial Articifial Harbour Arromanches
- Monument La Combattante
- Canadian War Cemetery Beny-sur-mer
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Secqueville-en-Bessin
- Commonwealth War Cemetery Ryes