America's Secret D-Day Disaster is a History Documentary programme.

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America's Secret D-Day Disaster

Documentary recalling Exercise Tiger, a catastrophic rehearsal for the Normandy landings off the Devon coast in April 1944 that turned into a bloodbath when US troop carriers were ambushed by German E-boats. The programme reveals how a horrendous mix-up, coupled with a breakdown in communications, led to the Americans landing on the beach at the same time that a mock shelling was taking place, before an actual German attack occurred the following day, leading to a total of 749 deaths.

Genre: History Documentary

Running Time: 70 minutes (approx)

When is America's Secret D-Day Disaster next on TV?

It's next showing on Smithsonian August 24th, 6:00pm. See more...