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Secret Massive Pipelines Across The Ocean Supported The D-Day Landing

Secret Massive Pipelines Across The Ocean Supported The D-Day Landing

Hais Pipe (Hartley-Anglo-Iranian-Siemens)

Hartley approached the chairman of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company, Sir William Fraser, who liked the idea. He also happened to be the petroleum advisor to the War Office. Fraser connected with the director of Siemens Brothers, who also got onboard.

Hais Pipe — Picture By Geni at English Wikipedia Via Wikimedia Commons

Hamel Pipe (Hammick and Ellis)

Due to the lack of lead, the military needed a backup pipe. Bernard Ellis and H. A. Hammick, the head engineers of the Burmah Oil Company and the Iraq Petroleum Company, thought mild steel was a good option. So, they created a three-and-a-half inch pipe, but it wasn’t flexible.

Conundrum Loaded With Hamel Pipe — Imperial War Museum Via Wikimedia Commons [Public Domain]

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