Home of the Mulberry Harbour
The small seaside town of Arromanches, on the northern coast of France, is the centre for visitors to the D-Day Beaches.
Its excellent museum, situated at the water's edge in the centre of GOLD beach, looks out onto the semi-circle of the remaining huge concrete boxes of the Mulberry Harbour.
Two of the harbours were towed across the Channel, but thirteen days after the landings on 6 June 1944, a violent storm destroyed the American harbour off OMAHA beach.
Arromanches tends to the be the centre for British Commemorative activity, Courseulles for the Canadians and OMAHA beach for the Americans.
Our Major and Mrs Holt's Definitive Battlefield Guide Book D-Day Normandy Landing Beaches, covers all the air and sea landings in over 350 pages and hundreds of photos, plus as with all of our main guides, a large pull-out, full colur and indexed battlefield map.