Skip to comments.Operation Tiger April 28, 1944 - Prelude to Victory
Posted on 04/28/2007 6:46:07 PM PDT by bnelson44
Operation Tiger April 28, 1944:
As noted here:
It was the costliest training exercise in all of World War II. As the bodies washed ashore in days ahead, the official count rose to 749.
But, as also noted,
The brave men who died that day contributed to the success in France six weeks later. Indeed their sacrifice was a Prelude to Victory.
(Excerpt) Read more at mudvillegazette.com ...
Quote of the Week:
“I consider it no sacrifice to die for my country. In my mind we came here to thank God that men like these have lived rather than to regret that they have died.”
General George S. Patton, Jr.
Speech at an Allied cemetery in Italy
Bull. Sententious crap like that is how staff weenies polish a turd.
Here are a couple of older threads on Operation Tiger:
The FReeper Foxhole Remembers Operation Tiger - Slapton Sands (4/28/1944)- Apr. 29th, 2003
The FReeper Foxhole Revisits Operation Tiger - Slapton Sands - May 8th, 2004
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