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Small, Ken,

The forgotten dead / Forgotten dead : the true story of Exercise Tiger, the disastrous rehearsal for D-Day Ken Small with Mark Rogerson. - vi, 250 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Includes index.

The forgotten dead -- Exercise Tiger -- Attack! -- A slow, cold death -- A question of blame -- Early days -- How to buy a tank -- The recovery begins -- Ashore at last -- The memorial service -- Relatives and friends -- The missing graves -- The next crusade.

During a rehearsal for the D-day landings held in April 1944, a series of fatal blunders led to the deaths of nearly 1000 American servicemen off the Devon coast. This story explains how and why the tragedy happened, and explores the elaborate cover-up that later took place.

9781472834492

92115980

GB8914730 bnb


United States. Army --History--World War, 1939-1945.


Slapton Sands, Battle of, England, 1944.
World War, 1939-1945--Amphibious operations.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, British.
World War, 1939-1945--Naval operations, German.
Operation Overlord.

D756.5.S57 / S6 1988

940.54/212