Exercise Tiger
In Exercise Tiger, Richard Connell relates the disappointment of a failed mission. In April 1944, the Allies tried a practice run at Slapton Sands, Devonshire, England, in preparation for the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France. Germans fell upon them and sank two troop ships, killing 749 soldiers and sailors, the most costly U.S. forces training incident during World War II. The U.S. forces may have been discovered through an error in radio frequencies. This segment is one of THE WAR: NEBRASKA STORIES interstitials. ©2007 NET Foundation for Television. Length = 1:26.
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