South Devon Evacuation 1944
Exercise Tiger is widely known, but click here for the details.
What is less well known is that on 16 November
1943 notices were posted in Slapton, Strete, Blackawton, East Allington,
Sherford and Torcross informing the inhabitants that the area had been
requisitioned. The whole of the area outlined in black was evacuated of
all people ( about 3000), all animals (domestic and livestock) and it
was then used for D Day exercises with live ammunition.
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