Wn48 – Longues-Sur-Mer battery

 

4 Typical coastal artillery casemates M272 housing a cannon 150 mm TK C/36 (Range of approximately 20 kilometers : Possible shots on Omaha Beach and Gold Beach as well as on ships).

1 Typical firing command and direction post M262A.

D-DAY

Around 6:00 a.m., the 6 June, the battery opens fire towards Gold Beach on the British command ship HMS Bulolo.

HMS Argonaut and Ajax respond by firing 179 shells on the battery, silencing her temporarily at 8:45 a.m..

Later in the morning, the battery fires again but on Omaha Beach.

The French cruiser Georges Leygues will target her to silence her permanently.

115 shells fired by the battery during the 6 June.

Command Performance U.S.A

🌈🎶 Judy Garland, notably famous for his role in the Wizard of Oz de 1939, interpreter in 1943 “Over the rainbow” for Command Performance U.S.A.

Command Performance was a radio program broadcast from 1942 for the US armed forces in all theaters of operations.

An appreciable comfort for the GI so far from his dear America.