ADVANCE FROM ARROMANCHES - Framed Collectors Piece
by Simon Smith
Sherman ‘Firefly’ tanks of the 13th/18th Royal Hussars Regiment, 8th Armoured Brigade, move out in formation with troops from The Devonshire Regiment as they join the Battle for Normandy. In the distance, reinforcements pour ashore using the vast pre-fabricated Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches, June 1944.
Following the successful D-Day landings on the adjacent Gold Beach, a vast pre-fabricated artificial Mulberry Harbour was quickly assembled at nearby Arromanches, allowing British and Canadian reinforcements to pour ashore. Towed piece by piece across the Channel, assembled and ready for use within days of the invasion, the harbour – nicknamed Port Winston – would enable more than two and half million men, half a million vehicles and vast quantities of supplies to be landed before it was finally decommissioned at the end of the year, by which time the ports along the Channel and North Sea had been liberated.
Simon Smith's print, originally released for the 75th Anniversary of D-Day serves as a tribute to those heroes who served in The Battle of Normandy.
Framed to full posterity, the piece features a replica 13/18 Hussars cap badge and is signed by FOUR veterans who were directly involved in the Normandy Campaign:
- Corporal Geoffrey Pulzer Ld'H
- Sapper George Batts MBE Ld'H
- Able Seaman Bill Bennett
- General Sir Hugh Beach GBE KCB MC
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