WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

WN60 was the most eastern fortification at Omaha Beach and had a view over the length of the beach. Many of the fortifications and trench systems are still viewable today.

It was armed with a 75mm gun housed in the open as well as 4 mortars, an anti-air gun and multiple machine gun nests. It was protected to the rear by a mine field and barbed wire.

The position was captured on the morning of D-Day after American soldiers taking shelter beneath the position climbed the cliffs to the east and attacked from the rear taking many prisoners.

Please note: Due to being located down narrow country roads I'd recommend familiarising yourself with it's location on a map as car GPSs units can struggle to navigate to it.


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Listing: WN60 (Widerstandsneste 60)

Location

Vignets de Cabourg
14710Colleville-sur-Mer
Calvados
France
Longitude:-0.8343717
Latitude:49.35653
Parking: Free parking available on site

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