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
- Publication Date: 01/03/1999
- Category: European history
- ISBN: 9780709032663