Travel and History

A Night at the D-Day Beaches

How many ghosts surrounded us, anchored inside the remains of the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches?

The Mulberry artificial harbour off Arromanches in Normandy, September 1944. An aerial oblique photograph of the Mulberry Harbour off Arromanches. Image credit: Harrison (Sgt), No 5 Army Film & Photographic Unit — This is photograph BU 1024 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.

Tours of the D-day beaches are popular, but ours was a bit different.

It was the summer of 2011, 77 years after D-Day. We sailed across on our 27' boat from the Solent…



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James Marinero

James Marinero

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