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British Mulberry harbour at Arromanches

Each assault beach had an artificial breakwater known as a 'Gooseberry' and two of these were extended into a full harbour with piers, called a 'Mulberry'. They were made of sunken blockships and prefabricated sections that were built in Britain and moved across the Channel. A storm that began on 19 June caused extensive damage to some of the harbours and delayed the arrival of reinforcements and supplies.

Catalogue reference: ADM 199/1615 (15 June 1944)

British Mulberry harbour at Arromanches
 
 
 
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