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Arromanches with Mulberry

Martin Gregor
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Inserted: 19.04.2018
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Gold Beach at Arromanches was besieged by British troops during the Normandy landings. The British sent troops from the 50th Infantry Division of Northumbria Division under the command of Major General Douglas A. Graham to Gold Beach, supplemented by units from the 8th Panzer Brigade, the 56th Infantry Brigade and other specialized units. The artificial port of Mulberry B was built here, which was a secret project, and the concrete blocks moved like floating on the sea to the beaches. The port was to serve until the first ports were conquered.

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Arromanches with Mulberry

Gold Beach at Arromanches was besieged by British troops during the Normandy landings. The British sent troops from the 50th Infantry Division of Northumbria Division under the command of Major General Douglas A. Graham to Gold Beach, supplemented by units from the 8th Panzer Brigade, the 56th Infantry Brigade and other specialized units. The artificial port of Mulberry B was built here, which was a secret project, and the concrete blocks moved like floating on the sea to the beaches. The port was to serve until the first ports were conquered. There was also the Mulberry A, which originated on Omaha Beach, but did not behave as it did in the Arromanches. British troops landing on Gold Beach excelled against allies on the beaches of Utah and Omaha. Also thanks to Hobart's Funnies, which was modified military equipment. During the first day of landing, the British reached up to 10 km inland with Allied troops, it was only 2 km and their actions were uncertain. Above the town of Arromanches there is a lookout point, where you can see the beautiful remains of Mulberry, so one can imagine how the technology got from the boat to the beach. The town lives thanks to the landing. There are many souvenir shops and also a few bazaars with army things. So it is not a problem to buy a cricket for 1 euro, a zip lighter, which they used to throw into the sea in honor of the monument or other items with the theme of landing. The big draw is the museum. During the celebrations, it is necessary to count on a huge attendance.

View

On the lookout above the town you can see the remains of the artificial port of Mulberry

View
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On the beach

On the Gold Beach. As a return to history. I took her a bit too. Sand from Gold Beach, on which there are shells and algae.

On the beach
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Liberators

Beautiful shot with a view of the remains of the harbor

Liberators
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Masked

This masked Jeep deserved a lot of attention

Masked
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Museum

I recommend visiting the museum

Museum
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Aircraft

The planes are really damn low here. At the thought of hundreds of planes. It must have been a drone that one could not hear one's own word.

Aircraft
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Greeting

Greetings and thanksgiving flying to the wings

Greeting
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Photoshoot with veterans

There were war veterans on this beach too

Photoshoot with veterans
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Aircraft

Mullbery and other planes in the background

Aircraft
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He won't get bored

The old technique can't get bored

He won't get bored
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