Photo of the Day – Exercise Tiger

Slapton Sands, UK
September 2008

Exercise Tiger was the code name for two military exercises held in the United Kingdom during the Second World War. The first, conducted in 1942, was an Army-level exercise by Commonwealth forces and the largest ever held in the UK up to then. The second, in 1944, was a full-scale rehearsal for the D-Day invasion of Normandy and led to the deaths of more than 700 American troops as a result of both blunders by the Allied forces and enemy attack by German motor torpedo boats (E-boats).

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