French 2nd DB Sherman tank Berry Au Bac on display at Arromanches, Normandy, France in July

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D Day landings in Normandy - Arromanches was in the forefront of the landings as its beach, designated Gold Beach during the operations, was one of the beaches selected to receive the man-made landing harbours, known as the Mulberry Harbours. In 1944 Arromanches was encircled by an arc of floating Mulberry Harbours, towed across the Channel from England to act as a temporary harbour for the D-Day Landings, and linked to the beach by Bailey Bridges so that troops and military equipment could be landed safely.