SX8242 : Torcross and Slapton Sands

taken 10 years ago, near to Torcross, Devon, Great Britain

Torcross and Slapton Sands
Torcross and Slapton Sands
Taken from the South Devon Coastal Path, the photograph shows part of the village of Torcross and Slapton Sands. Slapton Sands was used in April 1944 as an exercise for American troops due to its similarity to the D-Day Normandy beaches (Operation Tiger). Unfortunately, the exercise was intercepted by German E-Boats and 749 American troops died in the attack, more than were to be lost on Utah beach on D-Day. A Sherman tank, recovered from the bay, stands in Torcross car park as a memorial to those troops who lost their lives.
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Date Taken
Monday, 18 June, 2012   (more nearby)
Sunday, 24 June, 2012
Geographical Context
Coastal  Village, Rural settlement  Housing, Dwellings 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 823 421 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:16.0268N 3:39.1696W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 823 420
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NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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