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From: "Jean E. Harris" <>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2001 10:05:38 -0400
JohnO mentioned the occasion when all of the GIs were killed before DDay and that this was very hush hush at the time.For many years after the war local fishermen found that their nets snagged and got lost by something out in the waters there. Finally one fellow became something of a local hero as he went down to see what was there. T'was not a rock as some had thought but an American tank in almost (except for sea wear!) pristine condition. They hauled this out to the beach where it came be seen there today in a small memorial parkette with the US flag and a placque dedicated to the memory of the approx 700 men who died that day so long ago.
Anyone American visiting Devon should make this a place to visit and remember their fallen sons.
Sorry Brian Randell - know this is off topic and I hope others do not continue with this but I have a thing about remembering the fallen whomsoever they may be or where.
This is now a part of history too. I was there in Torquay at that time and remember those days well.
Jean Harris, Toronto, Ontario