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

Allan Beckett Memorial

The anchor problem must be mastered

 
 
Allan Beckett Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
1. Allan Beckett Memorial Marker
Inscription. English:
In 1942 Winston Churchill raised the problem of anchoring the piers of the future artificial harbour at Arromanches.
… "The anchor problem must be mastered"…
Major Beckett solved the problem by designing the floating roadways, their piers and the "Kite" anchors which enabled the harbour to survive the storm of 13 to 18 June 1944 and to become the key to victory in Normandy.
This area honours Allan Beckett's memory. His engineering skill made the Mulberry Harbour project a success.

En Français:
En 1942 Winston Churchill souleva le problème de l'ancrage des jetées du futur port artificiel d'Arromanches.
… « Le problème des ancres doit être maitrise » …
Le Major Beckett résolut le problème en créant des routes flottantes leurs jetées et les ancres « Kite » qui permirent au port artificiel de surmonter la tempête du 13 au 18 juin 1944 et de devenir la clé de la victoire en Normandie.
Cet espace honore la mémoire d’Allan Beckett. Son talent d’ingénieur a fait du projet Port Mulberry un succès.
 
Location. 49° 20.406′ N, 0° 37.202′ W. Marker is in Arromanches-les-Bains, Basse-Normandie, in Calvados Département. Marker is on Cale Maréchal Montgomery
Allan Beckett Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
2. Allan Beckett Memorial Marker
just north of Place du Six Juin 1944, on the right when traveling north. Touch 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 (here, next to this marker); Mulberry Harbours Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Logistics Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); L.S.T. & Landing Craft Association Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Merchant Navy Seamen Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Air Force Beach Squadrons Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Arromanches-les-Bains : La Bataille d’Arromanches (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Arromanches-les-Bains : Un village de pêcheurs (about 180 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Arromanches-les-Bains.
 
Categories. Bridges & ViaductsWar, World II
 
Allan Beckett Memorial Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
3. Allan Beckett Memorial Marker
Allan Beckett relief, on the marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin W., July 3, 2015
4. Allan Beckett relief, on the marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 211 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 13, 2015, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.
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