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So interesting, emotive, and very moving. Do not miss. You can follow the route and then visit the small villages. The veterans are treated like royalty, everybody is so restful. The buildings are amazing and the harbour beyond my scope of understanding with the numbers...More
Churchill was a genius! Creating this barricade to allow for landing is a marvel to see, and when high tide shows the veracity of the sea, one can begin to appreciate the need even more. Learning how the materials were shipped here also adds to...More
I have read the history of the Normandy landings, seen films and talked to veterans but when I saw the remains of the Mulberry harbour did I really start to understand the enormity of the job allied soldiers faced. I am so glad I went...More
It's rarely mentioned but one of the things that made the break out from the beaches on D Day was the man made 'Mulberry' harbours floated over over and sank to provide the means to unload armaments, vehicles and men onto the beaches and onward...More
The allies needed a harbour to land sufficient troops and supplies to maintain the invasion, and to capture one was not thought to be possible, so on the initiative of Winston Churchill they made their own and towed it across the Channel. If anything made...More