Exercise Tiger Memorial

Exercise Tiger Memorial, Slapton: Address, Exercise Tiger Memorial Reviews: 4.5/5

Exercise Tiger Memorial
4.5
Historic Sites • Points of Interest & Landmarks • Monuments & Statues
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gillian p
Manchester, UK641 contributions
Historically important to stop and read about this tragic event.
Aug. 2021
Seeing this tank from the roadside, peaked our interest to know more. I’m so glad we did, what a story, and if we hadn’t of stopped, we would never have known…if passing, just stop. x
Written August 25, 2021
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David T
Exeter, UK64 contributions
Lest we forget
May 2021
A piece of history we should not forget. Hundreds of young men came from the safety of their homes in the US to train for D Day and lost their lives in a terrible accident. Many thanks to Ken Small and family for their work to display the tank as a US War Memorial. The Sherman DD tank is amazing - the rubber on the tracks is still pliable after 70+ years and time under the sea. Very emotional place in a loveley setting.
Written May 27, 2021
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Critter
Cornwall, UK59 contributions
Poigniant reminder of a tragic event
Apr. 2021
The Sherman which was recovered from the sea nearby has been restored and preserved to provide a reminder of Exercise Tiger and to ensure that we remember those brave men of all sides who fought and died for their flag and cause.
Written April 23, 2021
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Allan C
Ipswich, UK310 contributions
More significant than a plinth or plaque
Sep. 2020
This Sherman tank reclaimed from the sea, was one of many lost when a training exercise for D Day went horribly wrong. The event was hushed up for many years for reasons of morale. Local rumours gave no indication of the scale of the tragedy until many years later. A fitting tribute
Written October 19, 2020
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andyhutchison
Kingsbridge, UK16 contributions
Camping
Oct. 2020 • Couples
Great to see this tank has been preserved and erected as a monument the the Americans that list their lives here during world war two, when they used the beaches to practice for the D day landings, this tank had been lost in the sea for 40 years
Written October 9, 2020
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Michael R
Stretham, UK5 contributions
Moving Tank
Sep. 2020 • Couples
Such a moving site to visit and how the history and the tank is really informative. A really good visit.
Written September 30, 2020
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Mark P
Hampshire, UK1,344 contributions
Reminder of a tragedy
Sep. 2020
The story behind the Sherman tank is a very sad one.

Stop to reflect about the many men who died such a long way from home.

Remarkable story of a local man who salvaged the tank - it appears to have been his life's work.
Written September 29, 2020
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gl8246
Medway489 contributions
A unique memorial to a tragic event
Sep. 2020
The story of the Serman tank was typical of many Second World War events - luck from beginning to end.
The tank was sunk at sea during training for the D-Day invasion.
Hundreds of troops were killed at the same spot on Slapton Sands when German E-Boats attacked the invasion fleet rehearsals.
And it was luck that a persistent amateur historian uncovered the whole story - and the sunken tank - after the Allied forces covered up the tragedy in the latter days of the war.
Written September 26, 2020
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Michael C
300 contributions
Interesting history
Sep. 2020
The wartime story of Slapton Sands holds much of interest and some surprises. The Sherman is a fitting memorial.
Written September 22, 2020
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Leslie B
Brentwood, UK60 contributions
Slapton Sands
Aug. 2020
It was interesting to see a sherman tank that had been recovered from the sea after the disaster that occurred along that beach prior to Dday in 1944.
It is situated right next to the beach.
Written September 12, 2020
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