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The memorial consists of a semicircular colonnade with a loggia at each end containing maps and narratives of the military operations. At the center is a 22-foot bronze statue titled, "Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves."


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The "Spirit of American Youth Rising from the Waves" statue.



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ARROMANCHES-les-Bains is situated approximately 25 km northwest of Caen. The town lies along the stretch of coastline designated as Gold Beach during the D-Day landings, one of the beaches used by British troops in the allied invasion. Arromanches was selected as one of the sites for two Mulberry Harbours built on the Normandy coast, the other one built further west at Utah Beach on the Cherboug peninsula. Sections of the Mulberry Harbour at Arromanches still remain today either sitting on the sand or out at sea. There is museum at Arromanches which is devoted to the part played by the area in Operation Overlord and the Mulberry harbours.

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A map showing the area around Arromanches and the British and Canadian beachheads. (With acknowledgement to Encyclopaedia Britannica)

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The town of Arromanches is now a popular destination for tourists.....



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