Free Republic 3rd Quarter Fundraising Target: $85,000 Receipts & Pledges to-date: $77,503
91%  
Woo hoo!! And we're now over 91%!! Less than $7.5k to go!! We can do this!! Thank you all very much!!

Keyword: portwinston

Brevity: Headers | « Text »
  • Mulberry harbour built off Normandy after D-Day uncovered on the seabed 69 years later

    03/23/2013 2:21:03 PM PDT · by the scotsman · 48 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 23rd March 2013 | Martin Robinson
    'These ghostly images reveal the forgotten harbour built off the coast of Normandy that for six months after D-Day became the world's busiest docks. British scientists have found the remnants of Mulberry B on the Channel seabed, which allowed the Allies to land troops, vehicles and equipment on French soil without having to capture a port first. The makeshift harbour, nicknamed Port Winston because it was the brainchild of Churchill, was the size of Dover and is considered to be one of the greatest military achievements of all time. Its development was even described by Albert Speer - Hitler's architect...