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Remains Mulberry Harbour

Harbor of Arromanches-les-Bains, France, Arromanches-les-Bains, France
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Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites
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Boston, Massachusetts
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49 reviews 49 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

This little museum has great diorama models of the construction of the artificial harbors. Some of the models show how they were used to get equipment, supplies, and men to the beach. The film also provides a good explanation. You don't need to spend a lot of time here, but it is really worth the stop to see what this... More

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Derby, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014 NEW

We were staying in Arromanches and I could never get tired of seeing the Mulberry Harbour at different states of the tide. The way the remains have been left in situ makes Arromanches a very poignant place and you can feel the locals' gratitude to their liberators. The building of the harbours was an incredible achievement and made me proud... More

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I knew a good deal about the Mulberry Harbor remains before I arrived on the scene, but my understanding of the history behind those relics was increased exponentially during our visit. When I noticed a guide talking to a tour group gathered at the beachfront observation platform near the museum, I walked over and stood within earshot. It didn’t take... More

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Fordingbridge
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

The organisation of the World Equestrian Games was quite awful as they did nothing for spectators .Buses from the car parks to the D'ornano stadium often didn't happen or were very full. The buses didn't drop me very close and there were so many steps up and down. I had broken my leg 6 weeks before the Opening Ceremony. So... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

A engineering wonderment. It it hard to imagine what the allied military had to accomplish to succeed not only the initial invasion but to support continued operations and advancement. What an undertaking to liberate the occupied territory starting here in France. Respectful maintenance of hallowed ground.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 via mobile

Arromanche is only small place but it is packed with so much history. From the remains of the Mulberry Harbour, that saw so much, now gently giving in the the sea and mother nature. To the museum and various cemeteries dotted around. A very poignant area.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It is breathtaking to see the remains of the Mulberry Harbour and think about the intellectual and engineering effort that went into the construction of the many elements and their transport across the Channel. It is probably fair to say it was a battle winning concept and if the Allies had not won the Battle of Normandy, most of Europe... More

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Sheffield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

It was fascinating to see the remains of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches. Only by standing next to some of them to do get a feel for the enormity and scale of the operation to build and put them in place. Probably for that reason one of the more interesting of the D-Day landing beaches.

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Salisbury, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

You park at the top of the hill and look down on Arromanche beach with its stark reminders of war. Even the many schoolchildren were rather subdued. On the beach itself people wandered quietly round the weed-covered pieces of the mulberry harbour. In this anniversary year, shops had big "Thank you for freeing us" displays - it was very humbling.... More

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Brookwood, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

These are a dramatic reminder of the D Day landings. To actually walk onto the beach at low tide and touch them was very special.

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