"D-Day, the WW II invasion and the Mullberry port" Arromanches-les-Bains by Pavlik_NL

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For a moment the most important port in the world

Arromanches is a small village that played a huge role in the D-day landings of 1944. It was part of the British landingzone and found suitable for the Mulberry port that was necessary for bringing over heavier equipment to the conquered area in Normandy. It became even of vital importance, when the American Mulberry port was swept away in a autumn storm and Arromanches for a while became the most important harbour in the world (in tons of goods handled). In the sea many leftover pontons and bridgeparts are scattered on the seabed still. Silent memories of enormous business going on here in 1944.

A village full of history in present days

Now-a-days the village of Arromanches is a small place with lot's of seaside charm and packed with monuments, leftovers and museums commemorating the turbulent days in 1944. In the streets cosy little café's and restaurants battle with packed souvenirshops for the many visitors that arrive from all over the world. Looking for the grave a fallen familymember, interested in the historic events that took place here and some even ... just to take a sunbath on the beach.

  • Last visit to Arromanches-les-Bains: Jul 2006
  • Intro Updated Oct 31, 2007
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