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Arromanches-les-Bains in Calvados Département, Basse-Normandie, France — Lower Normandy (Atlantic Coast)
 

Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial

 
 
Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
1. Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial Marker
Inscription. In memorial of
Merchant Navy Seamen who lost their lives in the Naval
"Operation Neptune"
June 6 ~ September 1944
They manned the merchant ships that provided the supply line for the Armies, and as such they were a prime target in "Operation Overlord" the Normandy Landings, the first phase in the "Liberation of Europe"

Also in memory of Merchant Navy Seaman from 1939 ~ 1945 who lost their lives in European coastal waters until Europe was finally liberated in May 1945.

Look out to sea and say a prayer
For those who rest beneath,
They gave their lives that you may share
A Europe that is free.

                              Donald Hunter 2003

 
Erected by the Normandy Merchant Navy Memorial Fund.
 
Location. 49° 20.423′ N, 0° 37.252′ W. Marker is in Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker can be reached from Place du Six Juin 1944 0.1 kilometers west of Rue F.Jourdan de la Passardière, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is on the beach side of the Musée du débarquement (D-Day Landing Museum). Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Place du Six Juin 1944, Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie 14117, France.
 
Other nearby markers.
Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
2. Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial Marker
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Royal Logistics Corps Memorial (here, next to this marker); L.S.T. & Landing Craft Association Memorial (here, next to this marker); Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial (here, next to this marker); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (here, next to this marker); Passerell de Route Flottante de Port Mulberry (within shouting distance of this marker); Allan Beckett Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs (about 120 meters away, measured in a direct line); Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches (about 150 meters away). Click for a list of all markers in Arromanches-les-Bains.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
Placard for the 5.5 inch artillery piece near the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
3. Placard for the 5.5 inch artillery piece near the marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 145 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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