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.
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