In Ouistreham, we visited Musée du Mur de l’Atlantique (museum of the Atlantic Wall) in a head bunker. This bunker is 17 meters high and exists five stories. From the top story the Germans watched the mouth of the Orne river and the sea. There still is a range finder there to gauge the distance for firing the canons. In this museum you can find out what life was really about in a bunker during the war.
On June 6 the only French unit that landed on the beach was under command of commander Philippe Kieffer. His grave is on the churchyard near Grandcamp-Maisy.

M16 Halftrack View from the head bunker View from the head bunker