Mulberry Habour and Falaise Pocket, curious titles that conjure many meanings for those who know not where they are plucked. But lest we forget the sacrifice of WWII and the bloody days of Operation Overlord when thousand pitted themselves against the Atlantic wall and pushed through the liberation of western Europe.
Mulberry Harbour, innovative and modern, brutalist even; and a lasting monument at Arromanches for generations. Inspirational engineering with more than a splash of English eccentricity.
Falaise Pocket, twisted and trapped, a maelstrom of chaos that saw the last real throes of the axis powers in Gaul. Decisive to say the least. The counter-offensive collapsed and the corridor closed. Withdrawal and the push to Paris could begin again.
released July 27, 2014
p+c Simon Christophers
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