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The Invasion Before Normandy : The Secret Battle of Slapton Sands - Edwin P. Hoyt

The Invasion Before Normandy : The Secret Battle of Slapton Sands

Paperback Published: March 1999
ISBN: 9780709032663
Number Of Pages: 208

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The first full account of a major disaster deliberately concealed during the Allied preparation for D-Day. Operation Tiger on Slapton Sands was one of the giant military exercises off the Devonshire coast conducted by the Allied armed forces in preparation for D-day. When part of the training force was surprised by nine German E-boats with heavy loss of life extraordinary measures where taken. Over 700 Americans were hastily buried and news of the attack was concealed. Security for the whole D-Day mission was threatened and confidence that Britain and America could successfully co-operate in such a complex plan was shaken. For the first time Edwin P. Hoyt brings together the details of Operation Tiger and assess its importance both in the history of Anglo-American relations and in the military lessons which were learnt in readiness for D-Day.

Allied assault routesp. 14
82nd Airborne Division drop patternp. 174
101st Airborne Division drop patternp. 178
The final Overlord planp. 182
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ISBN: 9780709032663
ISBN-10: 0709032668
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: March 1999
Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 13.8  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.3