The D-Day Battlefields
- GOLD Beach - Arromanches
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"Spud" pier heads in position at the seaward end of the causeway. Small ships are unloading alongside.
Admiral Sir Bertram Ramsay, KCB, KBE, MVO, Allied Naval C in C; Captain H Hickling, DSO, RN, Naval Officer in Charge; and Admiral Carnac, DSO, Flag Officer British Assault Area, on the balcony of Navy House, Arromanches.
The "Whale" pier completed. Stores are being brought ashore in landing barges.
A "Phoenix" attended by three tugs, being towed into position.
A line of concrete caissons forming the inner breakwater.
The first block ship, SS Alynbank, just after sinking. // An aerial view of a line of blockships which were introduced into the Mulberry harbours at Arromanches to enlarge the area of sheltered water. // Blockships to be used off the invasion beaches of Normandy as the outer breakwater for the Mulberry harbours assembled at Oban.
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