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D-Day #296003

CBS Evening News for Thursday, Mar 22, 1984
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(Studio) Allied forces' preparation at Slapton Sands, England, for 1944 Normandy landing noted.
REPORTER: Dan Rather

(S. Devon, England) United States Army's practice landings at Slapton Sands described; 1944 films shown. Attack on rehearsal vessels by nearby German torpedo boat and mistaken counterattack by United States ship on another American craft examined. [Survivor Manny RUBIN - recalls experience; describes scene; notes number Americans killed by other Americans] Survivors said forbidden to relate incident while military covered it up. [Dorothy SEEKINS - recalls learning about tragedy.] Possibility that more Americans were killed in practice landing at Slapton Sands than during June assault on Utah Beach considered.
REPORTER: Tom Fenton

Fenton, Tom;
Rather, Dan

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