The D-Day Story Collection

photograph

A photograph captioned 'Spud pierheads being used for discharging cargo'. A close-up view of supplies, apparently including ammunition boxes, being unloaded from ships at the Mulberry Harbour pierhead at Arromanches, Gold Beach. The caption for this series of photographs is stuck on the reverse of the print and reads - 'Two prefabricated ports, each as big as Gibraltar were manufactured in Britain in sections, towed across the channel, and set down off the coast of Normandy. The use of the prefabricated port greatly simplified the problem of supplying the Allied Armies in France.' One of 13 British official photographs of parts of the Mulberry Harbours, negative number B 7242. This print dates from around the 1940s.

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment

Reference: 1990/24/8