Nova: D-Day’s Sunken Secrets – On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the D-Day invasion against the heavily defended Normandy beaches to liberate Europe from the Nazis. Throughout the operation, hundreds of ships sank while running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world’s largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, 70 years later, teams of historians, archaeologists, and specialist use submersibles, underwater robots and the latest 3D mapping tools to discover, identify and plot the relics on the sea floor. The film also highlights the story of an often neglected group of heroes essential to the success of the D-Day invasion and to winning the war: the engineers.
TX: 28th May 2014
Source: PBS press release