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The stark image of the tank sitting in the car park is a memorial to the many hundreds of US service men who died whilst training for D Day. The monument is also testament to the local man who located the tank and got it...More
This is a place to take time out to visit and pay your respects. The tank is a monument to the men who lost their lives during Operation Tiger and had a haunting presence about it. There is a potted history set of plaques around...More
We have been visiting Torcross and Slapton for nearly 50 years and for many of these, we were unaware what had happened in the Second World War in Operation Tiger, where 946 US serviceman were massacred and buried in unmarked graves. It was all kept...More
Glad to see the tank looking so well, as it must be 30 years since I last visited. Its story is now well documented in its own right, albeit having no direct connection to the tragic loss of 746 Americans whilst training for the D-Day...More
946 US servicemen lost their lives during Operation Tiger. It was only through the dogged determination of one man, Ken Small that their story was told 40 years after the event. His search for information and then his ultimately successful quest to raise this Sherman...More
Whilst at Slapton sands visited the tank memorial, which commemorates the training and lives lost whilst training for the Normandy landings, the tank was brought up from the sea bed. It's very interesting and really doesn't touch much on the sacrifice given.