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“Mulberry B at Arromanches”

Remains Mulberry Harbour
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$519.77*
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Private Tour: D-Day Beaches from Caen
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Crediton, United Kingdom
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“Mulberry B at Arromanches”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 10, 2013

Floating concrete harbours, the remains of which can be seen at the beach at Arromanches and out to sea, were constructed in Britain to provide temporary berths for shipping to disembark troops and materiel to support the D-Day invasion in June 1944. Storms effectively destroyed the Mulberry A harbour at Omaha Beach on 19 June, but Mulberry B, at Arromanches, lasted for some eight months and provided an invaluable resource for military operations following the Allies' successful foothold on the French coast.

These harbours were made of concrete section, towed across the Channel and assembled into a floating harbour off the coast. The scale of this feature of D-Day can be judged (and marvelled at) from the remains to be seen today.

Visited April 2013
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“Beautifully eerie...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

We arrived at Arromaches at the end of the afternoon, when the sea was ebbing. Some of the remains were reachable and you could take a closer look at one of the floating devices left behind by the allied troops. At the horizon you can see many of the pieces of the artificial harbor made by the allied. It's an unforgettable view. And with the sun setting, it made it a bit eerie, a reminder of all the lives lost not only during the landings, but also during the whole war. We had a pleasant walk on the beach and then drove to the top of the hill, where the 360 degree cinema is. On this hill you can have see Arromanches and the beach on the other side, where there are also some remains of the harbor, but not as much as in Arromanches.

Visited September 2013
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“Fascinating”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 18, 2013

What a magnificent piece of British engineering history,brought to life in the Musee de debarquement nearby

Visited September 2013
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“Rusting reminder”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 16, 2013

An interesting engineering feat. I would have liked to have seen an obvious explanation of what went where.

Visited September 2013
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“Wow factor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 15, 2013

When I first saw it driving down the hill I was like wow... It makes you appreciate the service our troops made even more. It is amazing how they could build the bridge in the middle of the war without all the technology that is available to us today. The one thing that would make this better is if they had some facts and history on display to read for those that don't know the history of this sight.

Visited September 2013
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