Royal Navy diver being lowered at Cherbourg

 Royal Navy diver being lowered at Cherbourg

Royal Navy diver being lowered at Cherbourg

Here we see a Royal Navy diver being lowered from the causeway at Cherbourg into a small boat, ready to start salvage work in the harbour. Cherbourg fell to the Americans on 30 June, but only after the Germans had done a great deal of damage to the port. The first cargo ship didn't enter the port until mid-August, and it wasn't working at close to its original capacity until the autumn of 1944.


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