Scientists have found the remnants of Mulberry B, which helped the Allies to land troops, vehicles and equipment on French soil without having to capture a port first. These ghostly images reveal the forgotten harbour built off the coast of Normandy that for six months after D-Day became the world’dating port stephens 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. Hitler’s architect and armaments minister – as ‘genius’. It allowed 220,000 men, 50,000 vehicles and 600,000 tones of supplies to be landed in France and undoubtedly helped win the war. Ministry of Defence, have found that its structure still remains remarkably intact just months before the 69th anniversary of its construction.
They fired a ‘multi-beam echo sounder’ at the sea bed off Arromanches Sur Mer and the 3D images it produced show that large sunken ‘beetles’, which supported floating roadways, can be found at a depth of five metres. There are also large chunks of breakwater structures. It was amazing to discover how much remained despite being pounded by the sea for all those years,’ said Chris Howlett, who was leading the UKHO research. Welsh engineer Hugh Iorys Hughes. Mulberry B was one of two temporary harbours built after D-Day.