No. 3 Commando Memorial Plaque, Merville Battery - stock photo
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No. 3 Commando Memorial Plaque, Merville Battery

The taking of the Battery was the task of the 9th Parachute Battalion, and despite a complicated plan that went very wrong from the first jumps at 0020 hours on D-Day, the casemates were cleared by 0500. However, the paras went on to their next objective, the high ground around Amfreville, and in their absence the German 736th Grenadiers re-occupied Merville. The following day it was taken by No 3 Commando, hence the plaque that is on the main casemate, now a Museum.

Credit
Mary Evans

Dimensions
1982 x 2718 pixels

Print Size @ 300 dpi
7 x 9 inches / 17 x 23 cm

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