The role of amphibious assault vessels has been crucial at key stages during major conflicts, including D-Day in the second World War. In this program, viewers will see the range of ships that come under this heading, and will better understand their ability to contribute in battle conditions. Their sizes range from small vessels that swiftly transport troops to huge ships capable of moving tanks and other large military vehicles across the ocean. There is footage of the Allied landing of forces on the beaches at Normandy, and other wartime situations in which amphibious assault ships played a part.
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