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Mobile Gun, Merville Gun Battery.
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The Merville Gun Battery was believed to have contained four 150mm guns that overlooked the British sword beach. The guns were housed in reinforced concrete casemates and so it was decided that it would require a ground assult to destroy.

Copyright: Robert bilsland
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Uploaded: 24/06/2010
Updated: 26/08/2014
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Tags: normandy; d-day; merville; gun; battery; dakota; blue; sky; green; grass; concrete
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