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Sherman tank memorial

The Sherman tank is displayed beside the car park at Torcross. There are public toilets nearby, and... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
k r
Weston-super-Mare, United Kingdom
Worth a visit - interesting to learn the history

This was a sobering visit to the war memorial and taking in the history of how the tank came to be... read more

Reviewed 1 September 2018
Emma G
Telford, United Kingdom
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Slapton, Kingsbridge, England
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The Sherman tank is displayed beside the car park at Torcross. There are public toilets nearby, and across the road is the seafront where there are cafes.

Thank k r
Reviewed 1 September 2018 via mobile

This was a sobering visit to the war memorial and taking in the history of how the tank came to be there. Worth 30 mins of anyone’s time and a little bit of quiet reflection - how different the beach and area would have been...More

Thank Emma G
Reviewed 13 July 2018

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

Reviewed 20 June 2018 via mobile

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

Thank markdenning30
Reviewed 15 June 2018

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

Thank SheffieldPip
Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

Kids love this preserved recovered Sherman tank that sank during operation tiger and the preparations for d day. Minimal fuss but worth a picture.

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Reviewed 25 December 2017

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

Thank KevtheExplorer
Reviewed 21 October 2017

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

Thank Taxwizzard
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Just standing by the tank provokes respect for those who fought so bravely for our freedom. If you visit this area then this is a must see if only for a few minutes. Informative and inspirational.

Thank thegamesplayer
Reviewed 22 September 2017

Dug out of the sands after Operation Tiger went wrong 900 memembers of the US forces died a great loss of the young men of our bid for freedom

Thank Peter D
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