The D-Day Story Collection


A photograph captioned 'Pier giving exit to Arromanches', showing a view along the Mulberry Harbour Whale roadway leading inland to the shore. A Sherman tank is driving along the roadway. 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 8463. This print dates from around the 1940s.

Location: In store, can be viewed by appointment

Reference: 1990/24/10