A long battle
Early on June 6, the battery became engaged in a duel with the American cruiser Arkansas and two French ships. The battery "stopped firing, then trained its guns on the...headquarters of the 3rd Infantry, which was forced to [back off]. The cruiser Ajax replied. Again the battery fell silent, until the afternoon, when it resumed firing on the beaches at Colleville [Omaha Beach] and Asnelles.
"Late in the evening, the Arkansas and [the French ships] knocked out the battery once and for all."
June 28, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
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