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Title As It Happened: Secret D-Day Disaster / Director: Richards, Matt
Published Australia : SBS ONE, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (43 min. 55 sec.) ; 258487788 bytes
Summary How did a rehearsal for D-Day on a sleepy stretch of British coast turn into a bloodbath resulting in the death of hundreds of Allied soldiers? 'Exercise Tiger' was the Allies' worst training disaster of the 20th century - a combination of allied incompetence and enemy infiltration that was hushed up until 1984. Survivor and eye-witness accounts, top-secret documents, film archive and findings from underwater excavations help to reveal the secrecy and conflicting evidence that persists to this day. This documentary tells the truth about Exercise Tiger, a rehearsal for D-Day on the Devon coast in April 1944 that turned into a bloodbath when the US landing craft were ambushed by German E-boats. (From the Netherlands, in English) (Documentary) PG CC **Premiere**
Event Broadcast 2014-06-06 at 21:35:00
Notes Classification: PG
Subject Bombing and gunnery ranges.
Seafaring life.
Soldiers -- Training.
War memorials.
World War (1939-1945)
Military operations, Naval.
United States.
England -- Devon.
France -- Normandy.
Form Streaming video
Author Richards, Matt, director
Boulter, Russell, host
Bass, Richard, contributor
Bennett, Harry, contributor
Bronk, Alfred, contributor
Frank, Tim, contributor
Hicks, Floyd, contributor
Rodman, Dale, contributor
Stacey, Michael, contributor
Strathcona, Euan, contributor
Thatcher, Earl, contributor