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Remains Mulberry Harbour, Arromanches-les-Bains

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Visit Remains Mulberry Harbour to see what's left of an engineering marvel. A Mulberry harbor was a portable, temporary harbor for rapidly offloading cargo--men, vehicles, and supplies--onto the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. Designed by the British and built in England, the harbors featured breakwaters, piers, roadways, and more. Come here for an appreciation for the effort it took just to supply the troops. Use our Arromanches-les-Bains journey builder site to arrange your visit to Remains Mulberry Harbour and other attractions in Arromanches-les-Bains.
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  • The history of the artificial harbor is fascinating and a masterpiece of the builders. Remains of it are still there. It is worth a visit if you have already seen the other main sights and still have....  more
    The history of the artificial harbor is fascinating and a masterpiece of the builders. Remains of it are still there. It is worth a visit if you have already seen the other main sights and still have....  more »
  • We parked at the 360 cinema and walked down the hill to the beach. The view from the top of the hill is incredible and helps you realise the magnitude of the operation. There are obviously warning... 
    We parked at the 360 cinema and walked down the hill to the beach. The view from the top of the hill is incredible and helps you realise the magnitude of the operation. There are obviously warning...  more »
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  • Allan Beckett was the engineer who designed the floating causeway in front of Mulberry Harbour. In June 2009, a monument was erected to him in Arromanches-les-Bains. His contribution to the Mulberry was to design the floating roads that connected the dock to the shore and a system of anchors. The causeway had to be strong enough to withstand the constant wave action which, as occurred in the appalling weather of June 1944, was far more severe than anticipated. Beckett's design, which had been tested in the severe conditions of Scotland in winter, survived the storm that hit on June 19, 1944 and lasted for three days.
  • History that is really tangible. Good overview from the high cliff.

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