Battery at Longues-sur-Mer
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Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

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A: Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

by Warren Eckstein, 10 meters away

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

B: Krupp 150mm naval gun

by Robert Bilsland, 80 meters away

The Longues-sur-mer battery consisted of 4 Krupp 150mm navel guns from a de-commissioned German destr...

Krupp 150mm naval gun

C: Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

by Warren Eckstein, 80 meters away

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

D: By a concrete casemate

by Robert Bilsland, 90 meters away

By the side of the third of four navel guns that made up the Longues-sur-mer battery. From here the g...

By a concrete casemate

E: Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

by Warren Eckstein, 160 meters away

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

F: Young Lovers...

by Antoine DUPRÉ, 380 meters away

Young Lovers...

G: Direction and Range Control Bunker

by Warren Eckstein, 380 meters away

Direction and Range Control Bunker. Longues-Sur-Mer, France

Direction and Range Control Bunker

H: Range Finding Point

by Robert Bilsland, 390 meters away

To enable the four guns of the Longues-sur-Mer battery to target accurately this range finding point ...

Range Finding Point

I: Range and Direction Control Bunker

by Warren Eckstein, 390 meters away

Outside view of the bunker.

Range and Direction Control Bunker

J: Falaises de Longues sur Mer - Vue1

by Antoine DUPRÉ, 2.7 km away

Falaises de Longues sur Mer - Vue1

This panorama was taken in France

This is an overview of France

France is affectionately referred to as "the Hexagon" for its overall shape.

French history goes back to the Gauls, a Celtic tribe which inhabited the area circa 300BC until being conquered by Julius Caesar.

The Franks were the first tribe to adopt Catholic Christianity after the Roman Empire collapsed. France became an independent location in the Treaty of Verdun in (843 AD), which divided up Charlemagne's Carolingian Empire into several portions.

The French monarchy reached its zenith during the reign of Louis XIV, the Sun King, who stood for seventy-two years as the Monarch of all Monarchs. His palace of Versailles and its Hall of Mirrors are a splendid treasure-trove of Baroque art.

The French Revolution ended the rule of the monarchy with the motto "Liberty, Equality, Fraternity!" On July 14th, 1789 angry mobs stormed La Bastille prison and began the Revolution in which Louis XVI, his wife Marie-Antoinette and thousands of others met the guillotine.

One decade after the revolution, Napolean Bonaparte seized control of the Republic and named himself Emperor. His armies conquered most of Europe and his Napoleonic Code became a lasting legal foundation for concepts of personal status and property.

During the period of colonization France controlled the largest empire in the world, second only to Britain.

France is one of the founding members of the European Union and the United Nations, as well as one of the nuclear armed nations of the world.

Text by Steve Smith.

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