Gun Battery Crasville

Between the two towns Crasville and Vidocosville, the German army placed a gun battery of four 105 mm. horse-drawn guns. The guns had a range of 12 km. and in the beginning the four guns was placed in open positions. As the Allies took over the air superiority, it was determined that they should be under concrete.

In 1943, began the casting of bunkers to the guns (2xR671 and 2xR650) and installation of anti-aircraft guns.

June 6, 1944, the Allies landed on the beach 20 km. south of the guns, but when the landing was out of range of the guns, these were dismantled and sent to the gun battery St Marcouf. Two of the guns were destroyed during attacks by Allied aircraft and the last two were sent to Cherbourg.

Today, the empty bunkers scattered around the fields on either side of the road.