Military maneuvers -- England -- Slapton Sands -- History -- 20th century
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Overview The collection contains items on the American Revolution, the Civil War, World War I, World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam Conflict. Correspondence, memorabilia, telegrams, photographs, declassified Army documents, reports, newspapers, journals, manuscripts, teaching materials, and transcripts of interviews are among many things that are a part of this distinctive collection.
Overview Exercise Tiger was a training exercise leading up to what eventually was D-Day. The rehearshal for the Normandy Beach landing took place on Slapton Sands, a British seafront, on April 27-28, 1944. it became the deadliest training exercise during World War II. Both friendly fire and attacks by German E-boats led to the deaths of 749 men.