The Invasion Before Normandy : Secret Battle of Slapton Sands, Paperback

The Invasion Before Normandy : Secret Battle of Slapton Sands Paperback


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, b/w illustrations
  • Publisher: The Crowood Press Ltd
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  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9780709032663



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