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Take a walk back into history with Marcus Robbins of the Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as the historian and archivist talks of the ships built and repaired at the yard that took part in the invasion of Normandy. Viewers are welcome to send Marcus any comments or questions during the presentation, and he will answer them following the presentation.
About the Presentation:
June 6, 1944: D-Day, the invasion of Normandy. On this historic day, an overwhelming naval presence turned the tide leading to eventual victory in Europe.
Norfolk Naval Shipyard, as it’s known today, made significant contributions to the Allied victory — completed repairs on three battleships (USS Texas, USS Nevada, and USS Arkansas); and constructed three minesweepers (USS Osprey, USS Raven, and USS Auk), two destroyers (USS Herndon and USS Shubrick), 50 Landing Craft Mechanized (LCMs), and 10 Tank Landing Ships (LSTs) — ships that saw action on that epic day 77 years ago.
Come hear Marcus W. Robbins share stories of the men and women at Portsmouth, Virginia’s old Norfolk Navy Yard, and tells how their work helped take the fight “Over There.”
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