An easy to find museum not very far from Juno Beach in Normandy. Take the D79 and drive south to the D404. There is a four way interchange on the motorway (highway). Take a left on the D83, it will be sign posted as Route de Beny. Drive a short distance and the museum is on your left hand side.
If you are coming from the south the same road counts which is the D404, again a very easy to find museum and close to the D-Day beaches.
This is a very unique museum as not only does it include some very well preserved bunkers but also was the site for a very important radar installation for the Germans. The site includes the original Wursburg Riese Radar and a superb presentation on the radar sites operations located in the German command bunker. On hand most days is a tour guide who translates in English, French and German.
As read from one of the display boards:
The radar station held 238 men under Lieutenant Igle (Luftnachtricten regiment 53), repulsed all their attacks (all as in the allies) with the help of their 6 50 and 75 mm antitank guns, 7 20 and 37 mm flak guns, 1 mortar and about 20 machine guns! The strong point was also protected by barbed wire and a minefield. The Canadians were content to lay siege to the radar station. On 17th of June, 400 men from the British 41st Royal Marine Commando supported by the tanks of 22nd Dragoon company, finally captured the position after a short battle, at a cost of 12 tanks and a few killed and wounded.
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