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RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

RAF bombing of Cherbourg September 1942

12 Bostons of 107 Squadron bombed the whaling factory ship Solglint in Cherbourg harbour; the ship was set on fire and gutted. No Bostons lost.
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Mullberry B at Arromanches - September 1944

Mullberry B at Arromanches - September 1944

Mulberry harbour at Arromanches, Normandy, in September 1944. These prefabricated floating harbours, constructed three days after the initial landings, were used to offload men and equipment at Gold and Omaha beaches. The harbour at Omaha beach was destroyed within 10 days, but the Arromanches harbour at Gold beach provided an essential landing base for Allies forces for 8 months, landing milli...
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Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

Aerial Photo of Boulogne-Sur-Mer Harbour - September 25, 1944

On June 15, 1944, 297 planes (155 Avro Lancasters, 130 Handley Page Halifaxes, and 12 De Havilland Mosquitos) of the Royal Air Force bombed Boulogne harbour to suppress German naval activity following D-Day. Some of the Lancasters carried Tallboy bombs. As a result, the harbour and the surrounding area were completely destroyed. In August, 1944 the town had been declared a "fortress" ...
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Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

Mount Pleasant Heavy Anti-aircraft Artillery Battery, Lyttelton

In early 1942 surveys were carried out with a view to establishing four fixed HAA batteries around Lyttelton Harbour. Quail Island was chosen as one of the sites.
As the threat of enemy attack receded only one HAA battery was built. This was on high ground above the port of Lyttelton.
Although the contract was allocated in November 1942, by August 1942 work had already begun.
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USS Lexington (CV-16)

USS Lexington (CV-16)

USS Lexington (CV/CVA/CVS/CVT-16), known as "The Blue Ghost", was an Essex-class aircraft carrier, the fifth United States Naval ship named in honor of the Revolutionary War Battle of Lexington. Laid down as Cabot on 15 July 1941 by Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., the ship was renamed Lexington 16 June 1942, after the loss of Lexington (CV-2) in the Battle of the Coral Sea. She was launched...
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RAF Chedburgh in 1945

RAF Chedburgh in 1945

On 7 September 1942 South of the Bury Road, RAF Chedburgh opened, in No. 3 Group RAF Bomber Command. Major construction work was carried out by John Laing & Son Ltd., and built to Class A standard, the airfield had three concrete runways, 05-23 at 2,000 yards and 12-30 and 17-35 both at 1,400 yards. In October 1942 214 Squadron moved in flying Short Stirling bombers. Various squadrons follo...
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The so-called Mystery Towers

The so-called Mystery Towers

were built towards the end of the First World War (1914 - 18) at the entrance to Shoreham Harbour, Sussex.

Post September 1920 aerial view of remaining Tower.
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Mulberry Harbour B, Arromanches

Mulberry Harbour B, Arromanches

A Mulberry Harbour was a type of temporary harbour developed in World War II to offload cargo on a beach during the Allied invasion of Normandy.
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Element

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Element

The Phoenix breakwaters were a set of reinforced concrete caissons constructed by civil engineering contractors around the coast of Britain in World War II. They were collected and sunk at Dungeness, the Cant, and Pagham , and then towed across the English Channel to form the Mulberry harbour breakwaters together with the 'Gooseberry' block ships.

Several Phoenix breakwaters are ...
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Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Breakwater

Remains of the Mulberry Harbour - Phoenix Breakwater

The Phoenix breakwaters were a set of reinforced concrete caissons constructed by civil engineering contractors around the coast of Britain in World War II. They were collected and sunk at Dungeness, the Cant, and Pagham , and then towed across the English Channel to form the Mulberry harbour breakwaters together with the 'Gooseberry' block ships.
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Several Phoe...
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Scuttled french fleet in Toulon

Scuttled french fleet in Toulon

It's an overlay from the Illustrated London News from 26th December 1942, which shows smoke driffting away from the french fleet over the harbour of Toulon.
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Ships in harbour Falkland Islands

Ships in harbour Falkland Islands

Two British Navy ships in Mare Harbour, East Falkland Island. This is the military harbour that supplies Mt Pleasant air base to the north.
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