Anchor that made it possible
The problem was first raised by Winston Churchill in 1942. But the solution came from British Maj. Allan Beckett, who, according to a plaque in Arromanches, designed "the floating roadways, their piers, and the 'Kite' anchors, which enabled the harbor to survive the storm of June 13 to 18, 1944, and to become the key to victory in Normandy.
This is one of the 'Kite' anchors designed by Beckett.
June 28, 2011 4:00 AM PDT
Photo by: Daniel Terdiman/CNET
| Caption by: Daniel Terdiman
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