Sunday, June 15, 2014

My trip to Normandy - Day 4

On June 3rd we went for a trip to the city Arromanches.

There were lots of WWII vehicles in Arromanches as well.

But we were there to look at what remained of the Mulberry harbour.

(A Mulberry harbour was a portable temporary harbour developed by the British in World War II to facilitate rapid offloading of cargo onto the beaches during the Allied invasion of Normandy. - from wikipedia)

The containers were put there to act as breakwaters and piers.

Next to the see I spotted a drain cover for Beanie!

We walked around Arromanches some more and spotted a canon.

And more cool motorbikes.

After some delicious ice cream we went on to the German battery at Longues sur Mer.

These bunkers were used by the Germans during the Normandy landings on June 6th 1944.

I can understand why they build this battery here. There was a really good view at the ocean.

Some of the bunkers even had the gun still in them.

A view from inside the bunker. The sun had come out, so I was blinded a bit.

Coming next: A Church


Ajdin the Bosnian Bear said...

Great photos Sullivan!

RodeEgel said...

So much fun!

Laura Bickle said...

I am loving all your amazing photos!