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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Memorial ceremony at Torcross

Regimental standards lined up before the memorial service Credit: ITV News Westcountry

A memorial service has taken place to mark the start of events leading up to the 70th anniversary of a wartime disaster. Hundreds of US servicemen died during a botched practice run for the D-Day landings.

Wreaths were laid at the wartime Sherman tank Credit: ITV News Westcountry

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