Concrete caisson being towed in English waters, off Portsmouth, during world War 2
Portsmouth England Date:1944, March 17 Duration:2 min 44 sec Sound:NO SOUND
A wartime project "Phoenix" concrete caisson being towed in water off Portsmouth harbor in England. British military personnel aboard the caisson. The caisson is identified as "A 30" indicating it is destined to be part of an artificial harbor (code-named "Mulberry") at Omaha beach in the Normandy invasion of World War II. An antiaircraft gun is mounted on a platform at the top of the caisson. Royal engineers turn valves to allow water to enter interior chambers of the caisson, where the water level rises to 23 feet. British troops take up positions on the superstructure of the caisson.
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