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Explore key sites of the D-Day landings

Airborne assault:
Pegasus Bridge
Inevitable price:
Bloody Omaha
Mulberry harbour:

Mulberry Harbour
The village of Arromanches-les-Bains was chosen as the site of an artificial harbour to allow the rapid delivery of equipment and troops to the beaches. Twenty-four hours after D-Day, ships were sunk to form a breakwater, then huge concrete blocks and pontoons were slipped into place. The outlines of the harbour can still be seen in the distance and blocks and pontoons can be inspected at low tide.


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