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World War II / Slapton Sands Memorial #106434

ABC Evening News for Sunday, Nov 15, 1987
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(Studio: Sam Donaldson) Report introduced.

(Slapton Sands, England, Steve Shepard) Ceremonies honoring American dead at Slapton Sands, England, site of "Operation Tiger," a training exercise to prepare troops for D-Day invasion, reported; details given, scenes shown. Attack by German torpedo boats on trainees at Slapton Sands recalled. [Survivor Manny RUBIN - remembers floating bodies.] Absence of press reports on casualties here recalled. [US Army historian Charles MacDONALD - explains reasons for lack of press coverage.] [Villager Ken SMALL - says Americans died here and should be memorialized.] Ceremonies shown.

Donaldson, Sam

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