Tag WWII

Testing the Funnies

The specialist armoured engineering vehicles of the 79th Brigade under Sir Percy Hobart played a pivotal role in the success of the D Day landings, read more here. This video shows a number of them under test in 1942, carpet…

The D-Day Normandy Landings

D Day Mulberry
Soon after Dunkirk and with the Battle of Britain won, thinking turned to the return fixture and the realisation that it would need a logistics element of unparalleled proportions possessing the technical means to cross the English Channel.

A Pier at La Panne

I have been rather remiss in not writing anything about Dunkirk but with so much great material out there it is hard to produce anything that is interesting. On Twitter earlier someone highlighted an aspect of the Dunkirk landings I…

The Funnies of D Day

Always a favourite at TD Towers, the Imperial War Museum have a great collection if if images, a short extract of which are below [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;] Read more.. [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;]  

Exercise Tiger Underwater Survey

Exercise Tiger (Operation Tiger) was the code name for a series of pre D Day practice runs at Slapton Sands on the Dorset Coast in 1944 that sadly resulted in the deaths of 946 service personnel. In the recent post…

Awesome, on a stick

Dassault have created a 3D visualisation of the D Day Mulberry harbour, a favourite here at TD towers. It really is fantastic. Read more [browser-shot width=”600″ url=”;]