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The Hillman Fortress (French: Site fortifié Hillman) was a German bunker complex and command post built during the Second World War and located near Colleville-Montgomery in Normandy, France. The bunker complex, designated as Hill 61 and codenamed Hillman by the British, was attacked on 6 June 1944 by the Suffolk Regiment and the fortress finally surrendered the following morning. The delay in taking the bunker complex has been cited as a reason for the Allies not completing their major D-Day objective of taking Caen.
Off the beaten track ww2 German installation. Free to look around. Lots of it is still in very good condition. Well worth a look round
Mostly underground, so not too good for the elderly or young children as not exactly designed the building regs! The openness of the setting allows for great views so you can understand why the Germans picked the spot and gives you an appreciation of the bravery of the Suffolk regiment in attacking it!
History is real
Quite interesting and best of all: its free
Very interesting place. It's very important to know the history and don't forget what happened. There are also lots of bunkers.
Privately owned so not up to other D Day sites. Closed Sundays. Poor interpretation. Full of US re enactment troops when it was the British who took it. Yanks were no where near.
A great site, fantastic museum as well! The scale of the site is quite considerable and it's very understated. I presume this is because it's not in close proximity to the beach. However it's really worth a visit as it's only been opened very recently and the site is just great.