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19/6/2012

‘An idea of simple genius’: Original 1942 blueprints of Mulberry harbour that made D-Day possible and Hitler’s architect envious are expected to fetch £60,000

The original plans for the Mulberry harbour invention that allowed the Allied invasion of France on D-Day have emerged for sale for £60,000. The makeshift harbour was one of the greatest military achievements of all time and its development was even described by Albert Speer – Hitler’s architect and armaments minister – as ‘genius’. Prime Minister Winston Churchill had proposed a similar concept in World War One but it became a reality in the next war thanks to Welsh engineer Hugh Iorys Hughes. for more click here

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