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- The action taken by le Conservatoire du Littoral
Le Conservatoire du Littoral, in collaboration with Airborne Assault Normandy Trust and the Commune de Merville-Franceville, preserved the authenticity of the Merville Battery when it purchased the site. You will be able to discover one of the “hot spots” of the 6th June, a 5 hectare site totally preserved since the end of the War. In addition to a command bunker and ten other structures, it includes four massive gun casemates designed to place enfilade fire on Sword Beach, thereby jeopardising the Eastern flank of the Allied landings.