These Minesweeping Boats Paved the Way for D-Day

Harbor Defense Motor Launches, or HDMLs, were tiny wooden boats built to protect British ports against German submarines. Their job was to clear a path through a minefield that stretched across the English Channel.

From the Series: Combat Ships: D-Day http://bit.ly/2nAFzLY


Source: Smithsonian Channel, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_qUIq-RGfZs
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