|... Gold Beach landings of 231st British Brigade units, on 6 June 1944 ...|
|... exploring the Landings site ...|
|... remnants of the Mulberry Harbours used on D-Day, |
a secret Allied project set up right after the landings ...
|... exploring the Landings site via Seafront Street ...|
|... These harbours were to be constructed in England, composed mainly |
of hollow concrete caissons, the largest of which was over 20 m. high,
17 m. wide and more than 60 m. long, weighing over 6.000 tonnes.
|... These were to be brought over from England on D-Day, |
the first pieces arriving on the morning of June 7th.
Construction proceeded rapidly as the two ports
were to be the main supply ports for the Landings.
|... the British Mulberry Harbour "B" ...|
... Mulberry Harbour ... (EN)by anonymous-generaltopics.blogspot.com
... background - development - harbour elements and code names -
Daily Telegraph crosswords - deception ...
... The harbour was used until Winter 1944 when it was finally shut down.
Nowadays, there is some 40 percent of the British Mulberry
left to view, but only one caisson remains on Omaha Beach ...
A seaside resort, located on the D Day landing beaches
near Arromanches, across the wartime artificial harbour,
Asnelles has a lovely sand beach,ideal for family holidays.