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1944 artificial harbor at ARROMANCHES, Normandy (France)

Research involves studying books, magazines, photographs and films.

The December 1947 issue of the French magazine Revue d'Information des Troupes Françaises d'Occupation en Allemagne (French occupying forces in Germany) holds
some very interesting pictures of the artificial and temporary harbor (Mulberry harbor, a British engineering feat) at the small fishing village of Arromanches-les-Bains in Normandy,
constructed shortly after D-Day.

The interesting aspect of these pictures is that they were most probably taken by French civilians and not by the military (the photos and the article came unsourced).
The series gives an excellent image of the magnitude of the construction. Click on the pictures to find links to interesting sites on the Mulberry harbor.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This post is the result of sorting out the late P.M. Pulles' archive consisting of years of correspondence with WWII veterans and fellow researchers.

By posting the information on our website, we hope to be a channel for family members and researchers to find additional information.

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