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The Lost Tanks of D-Day - Omaha

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The Lost Tanks of D-Day - Omaha

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Date Posted:February 2nd, 2006
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Description: Another WW2 underwater view.
Usualy those images are 3D images but i do not know how to make them working in 3D in GE
Three DD tanks, sank June 6th 44.
See also:
http://www.historychannel.com/global/listings/episodearchive.jsp?ACatId=8802355&CaseId=8802353&EGrpId=274739
Or:
http://magma.nationalgeographic.com/ngm/0206/feature1/zoom2.html

WWII's D-Day Invasion would be history's largest seaborne assault--over 4,000 ships carrying 170,000 troops. A secret weapon was to lead the way: the Duplex Drive (DD) Tank--Shermans modified to "swim" to shore.
Scheduled to hit the beach before foot soldiers, without them the infantry would be sitting ducks. And that's what happened at Omaha Beach--28 out of 30 DD Tanks sank before reaching shore.
John Chatterton travels to Normandy and joins famous French diver Bertrand Sciboz in search of sunken tanks.


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