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A: Falaises de Longues sur Mer - Vue1

di Antoine DUPRÉ, 90 metri di distanza

Falaises de Longues sur Mer - Vue1

B: Range and Direction Control Bunker

di Warren Eckstein, 2.5 km di distanza

Outside view of the bunker.

Range and Direction Control Bunker

C: Direction and Range Control Bunker

di Warren Eckstein, 2.5 km di distanza

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

Direction and Range Control Bunker

D: Young Lovers...

di Antoine DUPRÉ, 2.5 km di distanza

Young Lovers...

E: Range Finding Point

di Robert Bilsland, 2.5 km di distanza

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

Range Finding Point

F: Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

di Warren Eckstein, 2.6 km di distanza

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

G: Gold Beach, Arromanches, Normandy

di Gary Davies, 2.7 km di distanza

The sands at Arromanches, code-named 'Gold Beach' for the D-Day landings by Allied Forces against Ger...

Gold Beach, Arromanches, Normandy

H: By a concrete casemate

di Robert Bilsland, 2.7 km di distanza

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

I: Krupp 150mm naval gun

di Robert Bilsland, 2.7 km di distanza

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

Krupp 150mm naval gun

J: Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

di Warren Eckstein, 2.7 km di distanza

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Battery at Longues-sur-Mer

Questo panorama è stato scattato in France

Questa è una vista generale di 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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