Photo #: 80-G-251977
Normandy Invasion Preparations, 1944
English workmen take a lunch break, while constructing concrete "Phoenix" caissons at Portsmouth Dockyard, England, 17 March 1944. These caissons were built for use as breakwaters for the "Mulberry" artificial harbors that were part of the Normandy invasion plan.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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23 January 2004