Arromanches-les-Bains is situated 5 miles E of Port-en-Bessin. A conspicuous statue of the Virgin Mary stands on the crest of a hill close E of this village. The caissons and wrecks of Port Winston, a former artificial harbor used for the Allied landings during WWII, front the town and extend up to about 1 mile offshore. Plateau du Calvados fronts the coast between the valley of Arromanches-les-Bains and Ouistreham, 15 miles ESE. This rocky bank has depths of less than 5m and extends up to about 2 miles offshore in places.
Port Winston - Port Mulberry B
Le Port Mulberry était un port artificiel construit sur la côte normande pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale pour permettre l'approvisionnement des armées alliées dans les jours qui suivirent le débarquement de Normandie. En fait, deux ports furent assemblés au large des plages du Calvados, mais seul celui d'Arromanches sera opérationnel, le second devant Omaha Beach étant détruit par une tempête le 19 juin 1944.
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