In the autumn of 1943, the United States armed forces, with the cooperation of the British government, evacuated seven villages and took over 30 acres of Devon to set up a high security camp where thousands of young American recruits could be trained for the forthcoming invasion of Europe. Known as Exercise Tiger, the operation included manoeuvres and rehearsals on landing craft in the English Channel. On the night of April 28th 1944, the landing craft had inadequate escort of warships and seven German E-boats in the area moved in. At first, the Americans thought they were part of the exercise, but then they saw that their friends were being wounded and killed on several of the vessels, the order was given to abandon ship. Many of the soldiers who jumped, drowned soon after hitting the water. Through research and interviews with survivors, Lewis uncovers incompetence, cover-ups, hasty midnight burials and possible official misrepresentation in the events surrounding the debacle of Exercise Tiger, when hundreds of men died in a dress rehearsal for D-Day in April 1944.
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Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Used; Good. Bookseller Inventory # 1201877
Book Description Penguin Books, LONDON, 1990. Trade Paperback. Book Condition: Very Good. First Thus. 12mo - over 6¾" - 7¾" tall. Number string sequence 1 3 5 7 9 10 8 6 4 2. Exercise Tiger was a full scale prelude to the D-day landings which ended in tragedy when German E-boats attacked a group of American landing craft practising manoeuvres of the Dorset coast. At the time a blanket of secrecy meant that nothing was heard of this disaster until much later and even to this day some details of what actually took place remain sketchy. This edition includes black and white photographs throughout. A copy with very light creasing to the spine and a light crease to the lower right hand corner of the front cover, plus light general edge wear. The book is clean and tightly bound, whilst the pages are lightly tanned. There are no ink inscriptions. (Please note that the photo where supplied is of the actual item for sale and is not a stock photo). Bookseller Inventory # 002451
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd, 1990. Paperback. Book Condition: Good. Good condition, some are ex-library and can have markings. Bookseller Inventory # GD-007-71-9550109
Book Description Penguin Books Ltd. Paperback. Book Condition: GOOD. Good: Gently used may contain ex-library markings, possibly has some minor highlighting, textual notations, and or underlining. Text is still easily readable. Bookseller Inventory # 2640750442