Mulberry Harbour

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Mulberry Harbour

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(Historical Terms) either of two prefabricated floating harbours towed across the English Channel to the French coast for the Allied invasion of Normandy in 1944
[from the code name Operation Mulberry]
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Here ample time will be given not only to look over the city, which was founded six hundred years before the Christian era, and its artificial port, the finest of the kind in the Mediterranean, but to visit Paris during the Great Exhibition; and the beautiful city of Lyons, lying intermediate, from the heights of which, on a clear day, Mont Blanc and the Alps can be distinctly seen.
There were 5,300 ships and landing craft, 12,000 aeroplanes, 107,000 troops, 14,000 vehicles, artificial ports - and Lance Corporal Reg Rymer, former deckchair attendant and hotel bellhop.
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