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LE GRAND BUNKER MUSÉE DU MUR DE L'ATLANTIQUE, OUISTREHAM, CALVADOS, BASSE-NORMANDIE, FRANCE



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Number of Photos:
5
Sample Photo

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Location Category ID:
6065
Address: Avenue du 6 Juin, Riva-Bella, 14150 Ouistreham
Telephone: (33): 02 31 97 28 69
Email: bunkermusee [at] aol.com (Replace [at] with @)
Opening Times: 1000-1800 (1/2 – 15/11), 0900-1900 (1/4-30/9)
Official Website: Le Grand Bunker Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique
Other Links: Battlefields of WW2
Ouistreham in Normandy 1944
Latitude, Longitude: 49.28744146 , -0.25252461
Location Accuracy: 10
Tanks Previously Here: 1: AMX-VCI Armoured Personnel Carrier - The Tank Museum - Reserve Collection, Bovington, Dorset, South West England, Britain (Staging point July 1987 – not the museum but the port)


As well as the vehicles listed, this museum also has an FT light tank turret on display, as well as a DUKW, a landing craft and a V1 rocket.

Atlantic Wall Museum



Location ID:
6065
Latitude, Longitude:49.28744146, -0.25252461
Location Accuracy:10



1) M3A3 Stuart Light Tank American


Number of Photos:
5
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 772

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Unique ID: 772
Serial Number: There appears to be a number stamped into the transmission housing but it is difficult to deciper; it could be “180-71” or similar.
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The M3A3 was used exclusively by non-US forces, including the British, French and Polish. This example has been repainted in a three tone camouflage scheme.


2) M7 Priest Howitzer Motor Carriage American


Number of Photos:
4
Sample Photo from Tank with UniqueID 990

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Unique ID: 990
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This M7 no longer has its previous green paint scheme, and is likely to be in the process of being repainted. It appears to have a sheet metal fitting in place of its mantlet.
It is believed that this Priest was acquired from the Commes collection (source: T. Royall) where it was previously on display. It was therefore one of three recovered from an LCT (Landing Craft Tank) on the sea-bed, three miles off Port-en-Bessin, in 1982. They had lain there since the LCT had been sunk on D-Day, 6 June 1944. The other M7s went to Saumur and the artillery regiment at Valbonne.