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The beach of the British.

At Arromanches, the time stopped 60 years ago.

Along the main street of the village, in which all year waving flags :French, American, Canadian and Dutch, successive plenty of shops selling souvenirs of all kinds on D-Day.
Do not miss the museum dedicated to the D-day.

The Museum is explained how it was built the famous artificial harbor. Some very detailed models show us the details.
The Allies built a huge floating harbor which has been considered as a major technical feat of the war.
Secretly manufactured in 1943 in the shipyards of London, this port, called "Mulberry", was intended to supply the troops landing, ensuring the advance towards France.
It was long over 12 km of beachfront, able to resist the strong tides. In the midst of the sea, not far from the shore, you can still see a number of boxes that made up this artificial harbor, but most of the building is submerged.

In a small cinema at 360 ° (so called because the projection is done in a circular room where you can move around and see the film from different angles) presented here is a movie very touching and engaging, with a duration of 20 minutes that summarizes, with documents period alternating with contemporary images, the main events of the Second world War in this area.


Landing on the Beach



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