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It was 37 years after D-Day when my friend and me visited Arromanches, not knowing much of what had happened there.

The village of Arromanches-les-Bains in Normandy was part of Gold Beach in the allied landings of June 6, 1944. Assuming that it would be difficult or impossible to capture a port in time suitable for military logistics, the allies decided to bring prefabricated artificial mulberry ports themselves. Their parts were shipped across the Channel and assembled here.
From June 10 to October 31, altogether 628.000 tons of military equipment, 40.000 vehicles and 220.000 men were landed here in their great struggle to overcome fascist terror in Europe.

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  • Copyright: Sven Erich Czernik (Energysavingelk) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 462 W: 1 N: 1461] (6077)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 1981-06-00
  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2020-06-15 0:39
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