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Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots will discover and identify key examples of Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines, and torpedoes, using the latest 3D-mapping tools to plot the relics on the sea floor.
Highlighting the ingenious technology that helped the Allies overcome the German defenses, and featuring first-hand accounts from Allied veterans who have returned to the site of this epic battle to share their harrowing stories, "D-Day's Sunken Secrets" unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology assured the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched.
In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men.
One of the best known of these sites (of course, it only became generally known after the war) was the Mittelwerk near Nordhausen, where V-1 and V-2 rockets were made by slave laborers from concentration camps, deep inside a mountain factory. This page shows three other sites in central Thringen: an underground factory for the Me 262 jet aircraft near Kahla, a tunnel system that was started in the Elster valley at Berga, and an underground facility that may have been meant for the final Fhrerhauptquartier (FHQ) near Gotha.
One of the most remarkable advancements made by the German military in World War II was the production of turbine-jet aircraft.
Mayweather has been gearing up for the biggest fight of his career by chopping wood with an axe, Rocky-style, outside his Las Vegas mansion.
The American believes this “throwback training” helps to develop his strength endurance and explosive force but also nourishes his focus and motivation by reminding him of his raw early training sessions as an amateur.
The super-fight between American sensation Floyd Mayweather and Philippine legend Manny Pacquiao at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas this weekend will generate over $300 million in revenue and attract a record-breaking global television audience.