On the 6th June 1944 allied forces launched the biggest amphibious military attack in history, landing along 50 miles of the heavily fortified Normandy coast and creating a significant dent in Hitler’s Atlantic wall that ran all the way from Spain up to Norway. In order to sustain ‘Operation Overlord’ as the Battle of Normandy was called the allied forces, led by the British, decided to build a port where they could offload thousands of men, vehicles and tons of supplies. It was the beginning of the Mulberry Harbours known as well as Port Winston situated off the coast at Arromanches les Bains, France and regarded by many as the key to liberating Europe from Nazi Germany. By the end of that now infamous 6th June Arromanches les Bains was liberated and a year later Europe was set free from Nazi Germany.
The images taken of the remains of Mulberry Harbour are a stark reminder of the enormous and truly ingenious effort that went into liberating Europe from Nazi dictatorship. And the risks that were taken in order to get there. Like silent witnesses of a present rooted in one of the darkest days of Europe. In honour for all of those that sacrificed their life, so that we can continue after more then 75 years to live in freedom and peace.