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Hillman was the Command Post for the coastal defence, commanded by Colonel Krug and Major Hoff, where infantry and artillery were stationed. In this complex of fortifications, about sixty soldiers from the 736 Grenadier Regiment lived and worked...more
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64 rue du Suffolk Regiment, 14880 Colleville-Montgomery, France
+33 2 31 97 12 61
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Reviewed 16 August 2018

This place is run and maintained by Volunteers, and it was FREE. As is often the way in France, arrive somewhere between 12 and 2pm, and you may find it closed. We got there a bit early and ate our picnic lunch, enjoying the peace...More

Thank Agatha D
Reviewed 30 July 2018

We arrived while the museum was closed for lunch break but even so were able to take the route and see bunkers and trenches. Very well preserved site to experience. Thank you.

Thank Tera C
Reviewed 26 July 2018

- Quite intact portion of Atlantic Wall and bunker network but museum was closed - We visited this place on 23rd June with biking from Luc-sur-Mer - Surprisingly museums was closed and there was no clear notice about opening timings Other than we 2, there...More

Thank VikramVI
Reviewed 12 May 2018 via mobile

Together with the battery of Longues-sur-Mer and the Maisy Battery absolutely worth visiting. These sites give an authentic view of D-Day and the days after that. Much more authentic than Pointe du Hoc for example. Simply because 'Pointe' is filled with tourists and almost feels...More

Thank rendejo1980
Reviewed 29 July 2017

4th visit here, always a good place to come and see. Very well maintained. The memorial is run by volunteers so check the website for when the main bunker is open to view and have a guided tour. This can last for 2-3 hours, so...More

1  Thank Gwlader
Reviewed 28 June 2017 via mobile

This was a well preserved and restored site. You can walk around the site, enter the bunkers and see the recreations of how the soldiers lived and worked. Was a great change in perspective after seeing Masiy Battery and other like sites. It was an...More

Thank Thelonisa
Reviewed 3 November 2016

The wife thinks that the Atlantic Wall is just lumps of concrete sticking out of the ground. It isn't, much of it is under the ground as well. The Hillman bunker has been excavated over 20 years. When I first visited it there was little...More

2  Thank jake1642
Reviewed 14 July 2016

Interesting story of the Suffolk Regiment - fascinating soldier's diary detailing the days before & after D-day from his perspective (my Dad was about 15k from here on his 20th birthday 15 June which was a 'Lovely Day - heavy shelling in the evening'!). It's...More

1  Thank CathyAJ
Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a fascinating site and well worth the time to visit. In order to get the most out of it, you need to take a guided tour. The site is staffed solely by volunteers. It's open for guided visits on Tuesdays at 15:00 from...More

1  Thank JD28204
Reviewed 7 June 2016 via mobile

Set in the beautiful fields of France sits the ruins of German d-day ruins. With a team of volunteers the place has been brought up to a standard where people can learn, remember and have a picnic all at the same time. I believe you...More

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