SU3762 : Inkpen - The Merville Battery

near to Combe, West Berkshire, Great Britain

Inkpen - The Merville Battery
Inkpen - The Merville Battery
The 9th Battalion The Parachute Regiment rehearsed for the D-Day assault on the German Coastal Artillery Battery at Merville, France. A full sized replica was fabricated in the valley below and repeatedly attacked, in the final practice live ammunition was used and the mock up destroyed. The Parachute Regt received battle honours for the action and the battery at Merville is today a museum to their heroic action.
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Saturday, 9 April, 2005   (more nearby)
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