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Port Winston

Posted by
Vinman (Essex, United Kingdom) on 11 June 2009 in Transportation.

This is all that remains of the temporary harbour that was used for the invasion of France on D-Day and beyond. The Mulberry harbour, as it was known, was towed across the English Channel from the U.K. and assembled off the coast of France at Arromanches, also known as Gold Beach. Known affectionately as Port Winston, it survived a terrible storm and lasted several months longer than expected.
65 years later some parts still survive as can be seen here.

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Lee from Fort Frances Ontario, Canada

A grand shot. Wide open spaces. I can feel the sea breeze. An informative narration. Thank you for sharing.

11 Jun 2009 12:26pm

@Lee: Thanks Lee.

[email protected] Ramblings from Herts, United Kingdom

First it's a great shot, really get a sense of the huge scale with the figures. Second It never ceases to amaze me what has survived from this conflict reminding us not to forget. Great post!

11 Jun 2009 2:37pm

@[email protected] Ramblings: Thanks Craig. My two favourite quotes: Those who cannot learn from history are doomed to repeat it (George Santayana) We learn from history that we learn nothing from history (George Bernard Shaw)