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D-Day's Sunken Secrets

Wednesday, June 10, 9 p.m. on Vermont PBS
Thursday, June 11, 2 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Thursday, June 11, 12 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Thursday, June 11, 7 p.m. on World
Friday, June 12, 12 a.m. on World
Friday, June 12, 4 a.m. on Vermont PBS
Friday, June 12, 8 a.m. on World
Friday, June 12, 2 p.m. on World
Friday, June 12, 10 p.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Saturday, June 13, 3 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Saturday, June 13, 9 a.m. on Vermont PBS Plus
Sunday, June 14, 1 a.m. on Vermont PBS
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On June 6, 1944, the Allies launched the biggest armada in history to invade the Normandy beaches and liberate Europe from the Nazis. In less than 24 hours, more than 5,000 ships crossed the English Channel, along with thousands of tanks and landing craft and nearly 200,000 men. Throughout the operation hundreds of ships sank running the gauntlet of mines and bunkers, creating one of the world's largest underwater archaeological sites. Now, NOVA has exclusive access to a unique collaboration between military historians, archaeologists, and specialist divers to carry out the most extensive survey ever done of the seabed bordering the legendary beachheads. Dive teams, submersibles, and underwater robots discover and identify key examples of the Allied craft that fell victim to German shellfire, mines and torpedoes. The team uses the latest 3D mapping tools to plot the relics on the sea floor. Highlighting the ingenious technology that helped the Allies overcome the German defenses, "D-Day's Sunken Secrets" unfolds a vivid blow-by-blow account of the tumultuous events of D-Day and reveals how the Allies' intricate planning and advanced technology was vital to assure the success of the most ambitious and risky military operation ever launched.
 

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