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

Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches

Arromanches-les-Bains : The Battle of Arromanches

 

—Mon village se raconte —

 
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By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
1. Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches Marker
Inscription. En français:
Arromanches possédait une batterie de deux pièces d’artillerie depuis 1793. Située à la base de la falaise Est, cette batterie s’illustra lors de la bataille navale de 1811. Six canonnières venant de Boulogne faisaient route vers Cherbourg, en longeant la côte. Elles étaient équipées de quatre canons chacune. Ayant aperçu au large d’Arromanches trois navires anglaise de taille et de force plus importantes, elles s’approchèrent d’Arromanches qu’elles savaient défendue par une batterie. La bataille s’engagea le 7 septembre.

La batterie d’Arromanches porta aide aux navires français qui remportèrent le combat le 8 septembre. Un monument au sommet de la falaise Est commémore cette victoire.

English:
Arromanches had a battery with two pieces of artillery from 1793. The battery, which was situated at the base of the east cliff, won renown in the naval battle of 1811. Six gunboats from Boulogne were travelling to Cherbourg along the coast, each containing four cannons. They noticed three English ships, of larger size and strength, off Arromanches. They therefore approached Arromanches, which they knew was defended by a battery. The battle began on 7 September.

The Arromanches battery helped the French ships. They won the battle on 8 September. A monument at the top of the east
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By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
2. Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches Marker
cliff commemorates this victory.
 
Erected by avec la participation des habitants d'Arromanches. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Location. 49° 20.395′ N, 0° 37.124′ W. Marker is in Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Rue Charles Laurent just south of Rue Lucien Joly, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie 14117, France.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Passerell de Route Flottante de Port Mulberry (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Allan Beckett Memorial (about 90 meters away); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (about 150 meters away); Royal Logistics Corps Memorial (about 150 meters away); L.S.T. & Landing Craft Association Memorial (about 150 meters away); Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial (about 150 meters away); Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial (about 150 meters away); Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs (approx. 0.3 kilometers away). Click for a list of all markers in Arromanches-les-Bains.
 
Regarding Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches. There is a parking lot near the marker. Accessing the victory monument from here is a short, but steep hike. Vehicle access
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By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
3. Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches Marker
A Sherman tank from World War II is on static display near the marker.
and parking near the monument is available.
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesWars, Non-US
 
<i>Arromanches - Monument commémoratif du Centenaire du Combat Naval (7 et 8 Septembre 1811)</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard by L.L., circa 1920
4. Arromanches - Monument commémoratif du Centenaire du Combat Naval (7 et 8 Septembre 1811)
Monument commemorating the centenary of the naval battle at Arromanches, installed 1911. (See marker text.)
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.   4. submitted on . • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
 
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