The idyllic town of Dartmouth, siuated
at the mouth of the River Dart, is the ideal stepping
off point for a look at some of the less talked about
aspects of the D-Day landings.
Join your local guide today for a visit to Slapton
Sands, site of one of the most unfortunate episodes
to take place in the build up to the D-Day operations.
Hear a D-Day expert explain the significance of this
remote stretch of beach and visist the Memorial given
by the United States to the local inhabitants in gratitude
for them evacuating their homes to make way for war
wounded. Continue to Torcross to see one of the Sherman
tanks brought up from the beach.
Afterwards, enjoy a very personal visit to a private
home that, amongst many other memorable moments in its
history, played home to a dozen injured soldiers duting
the war as a small hospital. The owner will welcome
you and treat you to hot tea/coffee and freshly based
cakes/sandwiches. Tour the splendid gardens that were
laid down some 100 years ago, and hear about the house’s
mottled history from the owners themselves. by the Governor