Diary August 14, 1943

artificial 'Mulberry' harbours
One of the artificial ‘Mulberry’ harbours constructed by the Allies in June 1944 in front of the Normandy landing beaches.
WW2 War Diary for Saturday, August 14, 1943:


Canada – FIRST QUEBEC CONFERENCE (‘Quadrant’): Churchill and Roosevelt decide to launch cross-Channel invasion (Overlord), May 1, 1944 employing artificial harbours (‘Mulberries’) off Normandy beachheads. (Conference ends August 24.)


Sicily: Allies capture Mt Etna.

Home Fronts

Italy: Rome declared an ‘open city’.

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