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70th anniversary of wartime disaster

A weekend of commemoration is being held at Slapton Sands in South Devon to mark the 70th anniversary of Exercise Tiger. The dry-run for the D-Day landings resulted in disaster when hundreds of soldiers died

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70th anniversary of wartime disaster: full report

A weekend of commemoration is underway in Devon to mark the 70th anniversary of perhaps the biggest wartime disaster on British soil.

Exercise Tiger was planned as a dry run for the D-Day landings. But it left hundreds of US servicemen dead. The whole story was covered up for decades.

Bob Cruwys reports:

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