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7
Jul

Articles Cherbourg from 1933 to today

The Second World War

The destruction of the passenger terminal during the Normandy landings German troops occupied the passenger terminal and the transatlantic wet dock during the Second World War. Armoured towers were built on the quays and the German Army Command designated the port as the Fortress of Cherbourg. During the D-day landings in Normandy, not that far […]

22
Jun

Articles Cherbourg from 1933 to today

The Baggage hall

Discover the Transatlantic terminal building’s baggage hall The Transatlantic passenger terminal’s baggage hall suffered from the effects of bad weather over many years due to the severely decayed condition of the building’s zenithal glass roof. It was restored in 2003 with the aim of welcoming Cunard’s latest pearl, the Queen Mary 2, which was to […]

22
Jun

Articles Cherbourg from 1933 to today

The port of Cherbourg-Octeville

  The port of Cherbourg: a growing success At the start of the XXth century, some of the biggest cruise liners of the era arrived in the harbour of Cherbourg-Octeville. Ships of their size were not able to enter Cherbourg’s port and dock alongside the passenger terminal so tenders such as the Nomadic and Traffic […]

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