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The Resource Exercise Tiger : the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few, Wendy Lawrance

Exercise Tiger : the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few, Wendy Lawrance

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Exercise Tiger : the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few
Title
Exercise Tiger
Title remainder
the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Lawrance
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Exercise Tiger: A series of operations off the South Devon coast in the spring of 1944, rehearsing for the forthcoming D-Day landings. Shrouded in mystery, one of these exercises ended in disaster for over 600 young American servicemen, as their operation was discovered by a patrol of German e-boats, which attacked, leaving two LSTs sunk and one badly damaged. The secret nature of these exercises, some claimed, led to a military cover-up and many families were not immediately informed of the nature of the deaths of their loved-ones. Over the months that followed, D-Day came and went, the war ended and there seemed little point in raking over this sorry affair. Exercise Tiger became a forgotten chapter in the annals of the Second World War. Using archive documents and images, this book recounts the history and personal accounts behind this tragic event, as well as examining the many subsequent conspiracy theories and exploring the evidence behind them
Cataloging source
UKMGB
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Lawrance, W.
Dewey number
940.542123592
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Military maneuvers
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Slapton Sands, Battle of, England, 1944
  • Official secrets
Label
Exercise Tiger : the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few, Wendy Lawrance
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Author's note -- Introduction 'Long ago and far way -- 'Over here' American troops in England and their experiences -- "We'll meet again' the evacuation of the South Hams -- 'You'll never know' the build-up, secrecy, intelligence and deception -- 'Counting the days' planning for Exercise Tiger -- 'Now is the hour' the Exercise Tiger tragedy -- 'When Johnny comes marching home' the immediate aftermath of the attack and the stories of the survivors -- 'It could happen to you' the recovery of bodies and controversy over burials -- 'We must all stick together' investigations into Exercise Tiger and reports of different personnel -- 'It's a lovely day tomorrow' the long-term effects on the survivors -- 'Sentimental journey' an examination of the various conspiracy theories -- Conclusion 'When the lights go on' -- Appendix I. Army, the Navy and the Air Force: a who's who of military personnel involved in Exercise Tiger -- Appendix II. Roll of Honor -- Appendix III. Technical specifications for main vessels involved in Exercise Tiger
Control code
856199281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781781551103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)856199281
Label
Exercise Tiger : the forgotten sacrifice of the silent few, Wendy Lawrance
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Acknowledgements -- Author's note -- Introduction 'Long ago and far way -- 'Over here' American troops in England and their experiences -- "We'll meet again' the evacuation of the South Hams -- 'You'll never know' the build-up, secrecy, intelligence and deception -- 'Counting the days' planning for Exercise Tiger -- 'Now is the hour' the Exercise Tiger tragedy -- 'When Johnny comes marching home' the immediate aftermath of the attack and the stories of the survivors -- 'It could happen to you' the recovery of bodies and controversy over burials -- 'We must all stick together' investigations into Exercise Tiger and reports of different personnel -- 'It's a lovely day tomorrow' the long-term effects on the survivors -- 'Sentimental journey' an examination of the various conspiracy theories -- Conclusion 'When the lights go on' -- Appendix I. Army, the Navy and the Air Force: a who's who of military personnel involved in Exercise Tiger -- Appendix II. Roll of Honor -- Appendix III. Technical specifications for main vessels involved in Exercise Tiger
Control code
856199281
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
160 pages, 16 pages of plates
Isbn
9781781551103
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, map
System control number
(OCoLC)856199281

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