Notes on Floating Bridge Equipment January 1944. A document prepared by Allan Harry Beckett to explain how to install and operate the Whale floating bridging equipment that he had designed. The Whale floating roadways were the key element of the Mulberry Harbours enabling ships to be unloaded in deep water…
Mulberry Harbour Press Cuttings
A selection of press cuttings, principally from 1944-5, reporting on the Mulberry Harbours. The cuttings also cover the use of equipment from the Mulberries to seal the breached dykes at Walcheren Island in Holland in 1945. Download here: (6.4MB) Mulberry Harbour Press Cuttings Jun 16 1944
Register of Engineers & Transport Executives Available to Advise the War Department
The War Office had the best brains amongst the civilian ports and engineering industries to call upon if they were needed. This register contains a wealth of eminent names, many at the top of their professions while others would become famous for their work after the war. Also here is…
Mulberry Harbour Notes
Some notes for an article about Mulberry Harbour written by Sir Bruce White in 1981.
A collection of Top Secret wartime correspondence between Sir Bruce White and, amongst others, Sir Winston Churchill.
Early Career of Sir Bruce White K.B.E
A document describing the early career of Sir Bruce White K.B.E. from his teen years onwards. Revised as 28/01/1980
Artificial Harbours & Compressed Air Breakwaters
“War Office: Â Artificial Harbours” Â Research paper accompanying the minutes from meetings of the committee responsible for the development of artificial harbours during World War II. “The Compressed Air Breakwater” Â by I.A. Bogolepoff explaining the principles and development of compressed air breakwaters. During the early planning for the artificial harbours it…
The Bombardon Floating Breakwater
A paper written byÂ R. Lochner, O. Faber and W.G.Penney about the Bombarrdon Floating Breakwater.
The Artificial Invasion Harbours called Mulberry
Written by Sir Bruce White, this booklet tells the story of the Mulberry Harbours and Sir Bruce’s Â involvement with this extraordinary piece of history.