Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944 - '45



Why herring washed ashore in their droves

Also our coastline ended up behind the coastal defence system known as the Atlantic Wall. Stuck behind that wall, people tried to make the best of a bad situation. Food shortages were a regular concern. But it’s an ill wind that blows nobody any good: during the war years, herring supplies increased tenfold. Visit the Exhibition Operation North Sea 1944-’45 to find out the reasons for that unexpected wealth.

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