Torcross, South Devon. 2015.
Photos Pete Grafton.
South of Torcross: defensive World War Two buildings and interesting strata.
Footnote (1) Next to the main A379 road at Torcross is a Sherman Tank, a memorial to the incident. The memorial is known as the Exercise Tiger Memorial. 749 US troops – there are speculations the figure was higher – rehearsing for D Day landings at Slapton Sands in April 1944 were killed by friendly fire, and German raider E-boats. For accounts of the incident, see Exercise Tiger online.