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946 – Images of Exercise Tiger

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Images taken during Exercise Tiger, the top-secret D-Day training that took place in Slapton, Devon. During Exercise Tiger, 946 soldiers lost their lives due to a lack of communication and surprise attach from German E-Boats. The story of this tragedy is what inspired Michael Morpurgo’s novel The Amazing Story of Adolphus Tips.

Images provided courtesy of John Casson and Exercise Tiger Remembered.

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