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Rising above the shingle beach that form Slapton Sands is a giant granite monument that was presented to the people of Slapton.

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Photographer: © John Kindon (Gallery)(1st July 2008)
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Tank Memorial At Slapton Sands Devon

This Tank Comemerates the Hundreds of American Soldiers Killed At Slapton Sands By German E boats.They Were Practicing the D Day Landings.

Camera Make: JVC Model: GZ-MG20
Focal length: 2.2 mm, Exposure time: 1/250 sec, Metering Mode: Center Weighted Average,
Date/Time Creation: August 6, 2007, 1:25 pm
ImageID:1064948, Image size: 640 x 480 pixels

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Comment by lancashirelove(23rd February 2009)

i believe this actual tank was located in the water and brought ashore as a monument to those Americans who died here before they had chance to engage with Hitlers forces. This was a terrible disaster that, due to wartime news blackouts and security reasons the general public were unaware of until fairly recently. I give 5 stars, not for the picture (excuse me John) but in memory of those that died, not on the stage, but in the theoter of war.

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Comment by Andrew Harker(20th March 2010)

Thanks John, nice picture that invokes thought and thanks Lancashirelove for some history behind this picture. I have visited a lot in Normandy and did not know we had a memorial in England. I hope to visit and pay my respects. Andrew

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Comment by Patricia Finnegan(20th October 2010)

What a beautiful and moving tribute to the US soldiers lost at Slapton Sands.

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Comment by Linda-mary Sigley(30th May 2011)

Thank you for this. My countrymen died here before they could help free Europe from Hitler's forces. Also thanks to Lancashirelove for his moving tribute to my people.

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