obverse design : a flying Fury, dressed in flowing robes, her right arm extended and holding thunderbolts, crosses the Channel towards the
coast of France. Below her are Allied ships and the caissons at Mulberry harbour.
obverse text: 'ARROMANCHES JUIN 1944'
reverse design: laurel wreath surrounding text
reverse text: 'LES FALAISEIENS DE FCE. GDE. BRET. AU FLD. MARSHAL MONTGOMERY OF ALAMEIN LIBERATEUR DE FALAISE 17 JUIN 1944 - 4 JUIN
French medal by George B Giraud commemorating the fifth anniversary of the D-Day landings at Arromanches (6 June 1944)
and the liberation of the Normandy town of Falaise on 17 June 1944. The design pays tribute to the vital role played by the the artificial
'Mulberry' harbour at Arromanches in support of the invasion, and the part played by Field Marshal Bernard Montgomery (1887-1976) as Allied
ground forces commander during Operation Overlord and the Normandy Campaign.