World Battlefronts: Prefabricated Ports

To the Allies last week the battle of supplies was still in the urgent stage. To the Germans one of the wonders of the Allied advance was that it could keep going with only one major port (Cherbourg) in partial operation. This week some of the miracle of Allied supplies was explained: the British and Americans had used prefabricated ports, towed across the Channel and set up under the noses of German guns.

It was a long-withheld story of an engineering triumph that made the invasion victories possible. Early in 1943, at Quebec, the Allied...

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