'Gooseberry' Blockships at Arromanches
Here we see a group of senior officers passing the line of 'Gooseberry' blockships that made up part of the Mulberry harbour at Arromanches.
From left to right we see Rear-Admiral Sir Philip Vian, Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder, General Bull, U.S.H.Q., Air Commodore Douglas Pennant (centre, facing camera) and Rear-Admiral J. W. Rivett-Carnac (far right)
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