Discover the wartime history of Devon in this comprehensive documentary, revealing its pivotal role during World War II as the most heavily militarized county in Britain. From devastating air attacks in Plymouth and Exeter to the preparations for D-Day in Woolacombe, and the tragic events at Slapton Sands in the south, this film delves into the significant impact of the war on Devon.
During WWII Devon was reputedly the most militarised county in Britain. Plymouth and Exeter experienced devastating air attacks, while Exmouth and Teignmouth suffered from tip and run raids. At Woolacombe, we see how American forces prepared for D-Day, while in the south the Slapton Sands tragedy is closely examined. ( 1 DVD )