Monday, May 28, 2012

Normandy - Arromanches

The first stop on our Normandy tour was to Arromanches. The site was the home to the Mulberry Harbors (temporary harbors built to get supplies to the Allies after the landing).  At its peak the Allies unloaded 18,000 tons of supplies each day and in total it was used to land 2.5 million men.

The cliffs that the Allies faced at each beach were one of the most striking things to take in at each stop.

The Mulberry Harbors were designed to last 3 months, but over 60 years later remnants can still be seen.

The town of Arromanches.

A bunker that remains.

In the distance you can see more of the remains of the harbor.

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