ON APRIL 27-28, 1944, EXERCISE TIGER WAS HELD OFF THE COAST OF SLAPTON SANDS.
IT WAS A DEADLY REHERSAL FOR THE TOP SECRET NORMANDY D-DAY LANDINGS.
THE SUBSEQUENT COVER-UP WAS EXTRAORDINARY AND DEEP UNDERWATER!!
The operation to invade mainland Europe from Britain was called Operation Overlord. General Eisenhower was overall commander, but in reality he was just a figurehead or puppet....It was the largest amphibious operation ever attempted, so secrecy and surprise was absolutely necessary for its success.


Winston Churchill was General Eisenhower's first boss!
 

General Eisenhower was supposed to command Operation Overlord, but in reality he was just Churchill and Montgomery's puppet.

It wasn't until the 1956 Suez Canal Crisis that Eisenhower finally found the courage to says "NUTS" to Winston Churchill.

Dunkirked "Field Marshal" Montgomery was Eisenhower's second boss!

 
"Field Marshal" Montgomery was
Eisenhower's second boss!

Until October 1956, General Eisenhower was a very committed Anglophile. If any officer criticized the British in front of Eisenhower, he was soon demoted and sent back to the States. The brash outspoken General Patton—the only general that the Germans feared—learned that lesson very quickly, and he had to restrain himself, or he would have faced the same fate.

Slapton Sands is located in the extreme southwest,
and the terrain is similar to Normandy.
 

Operation Fortitude was designed to fool the Nazis into believing that the invasion would be at the Pas de Calais.

Only a select few knew the real location, but unfortunately, 10 officers taking part in Exercise Tiger knew the time and place!

 

The invasion was expected at the
Pas de Calais.

The first practice assault took place on the morning of April 27. Live ammunition to used to "acclimatize" the troops to the sights, sounds and even smells of a naval bombardment. For the same reason, live rounds were fired at the incoming troops by forces on land!


U.S. troops relaxing on an
LCT before Exercise Tiger.
 

The deadly exercise on the 27th was held at daylight and involved live ammunition.

British and "U.S." battleships were lobbing shells onto the beach where U.S. troops had just landed!!

Additionally, the soldiers were fired upon from the beach.

At that time, at least 450 U.S. soldiers were killed, and buried in a mass grave!

 

Damage on shore caused
by the bombardment.

The incident was called "friendly fire," and the dead were indeed spared the horrors of the D-Day landingS. In order to hide all the dead bodies, a huge mass grave was quickly dug near the beach, and the bodies were unceremoniously dumped into it!

Admiral Bertram Ramsay
(18831945).

 

On April 27, Winston Churchill appointed Admiral Bertram Ramsay as commander of Exercise Tiger.

Real Admiral Moon was in charge of the U.S. convoy. To maintain his silence about the mass murder of U.S. military personnel, Moon was "suicided" in August.

He was the only high ranking U.S. officer to commit "suicide" during the entire war!

 

Real Admiral Moon
(April 18, 1894 August 5, 1944).

In January 1945, Admiral Ramsay had a disagreement with Churchill and Montgomery about strategy, so he was killed in a plane crash! After D-Day, Rear Admiral Moon was transferred to the Mediterranean where he was found in his cabin with a gunshot wound to the head. Many of the survivors of Exercise Tiger were afraid to talk about it 40 years after it happened.

The Nazis desperately needed to know the time and location of the D-Day landings!!

The Nazis knew that attacking a small flotilla would not halt the invasion, but taking prisoners to find out the real location would give them all the information they needed to know.

The plans for D-Day were TOP SECRET, and an officer who knew the time and location was called a BIGOT. Any officer who was entitled to know the time and location was called a BIGOTED individual.


The LST (Large Slow Transport) convey was
a sitting duck for the Nazi E-boats.
 

The next part of Exercise Tiger took place at 1:30 a.m. on April 28.

In the dark, 9 Nazis E-boats attacked a slow moving U.S. convoy. On the convoy were 10 "Bigoted" officers who knew the time and location of D-Day.

E-boats were designed for "hit and run," and picking up prisoners for interrogation!

 
Nazi E-boats fired 4 torpedoes
and were quick and powerful.

On land, opposing forces often sent out patrols to take prisoners for interrogation. That was exactly what the Nazis intended . . . and they were successful.

After the war, a British Secret Service agent named Ralph Ingersoll wrote a book in which he claimed that the bodies of all 10 "Bigoted" officers were recovered from the hundreds that had drowned:

When this and other news got back to Headquarters, the hunt was really on—for in the meantime a check-up had shown that there were something like ten Bigoted officers missing. There was a whole day in Montgomery's headquarters when it was seriously contemplated trying to alter the operation because of the knowledge which the enemy must now be presumed to have—the detailed knowledge of everything we planned. By one of those amazing miracles which characterize war, although the bodies of hundreds who went down and were never recovered, the remains of every single one of the Bigoted officers were found. (Ingersoll, Top Secret, p. 105).

Taken to Berlin for interrogation, the Gestapo would soon learn the exact date and location of the TOP SECRET landings!

Thanks to Exercise Tiger, D-Day was postponed for an entire month!!

According to General Eisenhower, the invasion of Nazi occupied Europe was supposed to take place at the beginning of May:

In order to obtain the maximum length of good campaigning weather, the earlier the attack could be launched the better. Another factor in favor of an early attack was the continuing and frantic efforts of the German to strengthen his coastal defenses. Because of weather conditions in the Channel, May was the earliest date that a landing attempt could be successfully undertaken and the favorable combination of tides and sunrise occurred early in the month. Thus early May was the original and tentatively selected target date. (Eisenhower, Crusade in Europe, p. 229).

Early May was the selected date before Exercise Tiger. Churchill and Montgomery expressed "concern" that the Nazis knew the date and location, so they convinced Eisenhower to postpone the invasion for another month.

Alarmingly, General Eisenhower knew that time was of the essence because Adolf Hanover/Hitler was racing for the BOMB!


Into the Jaws of Death. D-Day landing
at Omaha beach.
 

The First Infantry Division led the landing at Omaha beach.

The soldiers expected a cakewalk, but it turned into a killing zone because the Nazis were well prepared.

A battle hardened general named Dietrich Kraiss led the defense of the beach.

Additionally, the landing took place at dawn so the Nazis could direct accurate fire on the invasion force.

 

General Dietrich Kraiss
(18891944).

Casualties for the landing were about 2,000 men, far greater than the casualties from Exercise Tiger. Utah Beach, the other landing site, had fewer casualties than Exercise Tiger.

A sunken Sherman tank uncovered the Exercise Tiger cover-up!!

In 1968, a Great Briton named Ken Small bought a guesthouse in Slapton Sands. He was enthralled by the scenery in that Devon seaside resort. Local trawlers were snagging their nets on a wreck in the bay located about a mile from shore, but nobody knew what it was.


Great Briton Ken Small
(1930–2004).
 

Ken Small was a Great Briton who knew absolutely nothing about Exercise Tiger until local fishermen complained that a wreck was snagging their nets.

Ken sent down divers to investigate, and he found out that it was a Sherman tank.

Thus began a titanic effort to raise the tank, which was not completed until 1984.

 

Divers floated the Sherman tank
to the surface.

Ken first found out that the wreck belonged to the U.K. government unless he could prove ownership beforehand. That led him to contact the American embassy, which was then located at Grosvenor Square in London:

I contacted the American Embassy in London. To be precise, I telephone the Embassy. Most of my dealing were done on the telephone. Sensible replies were a little spare in coming, and I had to keep pestering them, but eventually I got a response from the Embassy. Not that it seemed to move things very far forward at first. The U.S. Army Assistant Military Attaché wrote that he was at a loss as to where to direct me to obtain ownership. (Small, The Forgotten Dead, p. 118).

Ken's persistence finally paid off because the embassy directed him to contact the U.S. Defense Property Disposal Service, European Region, which was located in Wiesbaden, West Germany. They agreed to sell him the tank for $50.00.


The Sherman tank on terra firma at last.
 

Once Ken had legal ownership of the tank from the U.S. government, his problems were only beginning.

The tank was located in 60 ft. of water and might contain dead bodies and explosives, so it was wrapped in red tape before it ever came to the surface!

 

 

The Sherman tank on its permanent
plinth in Slapton Sands.

At his own expense he hired divers to bring the tank to the surface....Ken Small was a GIANT in perseverance because he was constantly stonewalled by the bureaucracy in his own country.

Finally, in 1984, the 40th anniversary of D-Day, he had the satisfaction of participating in a memorial service for the 1,000+ casualties of Winston Churchill's Exercise Tiger.

Ken's autobiography mentions the mass grave but he does not give the precise location of the burial site.

8 missing soldiers are commemorated at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier!!

On the eve of the greatest invasion of the ancient world, Joshua the son of Nun halted the army before the Jordan River and he sent 2 scouts into Jericho. Their mission was to rescue a single harlot or prostitute named Rahab, before the walls of Jericho fell down flat, and every living thing was destroyed (Joshua 2:1, 6: 21).

Panoramic view of the Tomb
of the Unknown Soldier.
 

The tomb only contains the remains of 8 solders from WWI, WWII, Korea and Vietnam!

An honor guard patrols the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier 24-7, and every single day of the year.

If a single soldier is so important, how about 400 missing soldiers??

 
Honor guard patrolling the Tomb of the
Unknown Soldier in Arlington, Virginia.

The New Covenant Joshua told a parable about one single lost sheep:

What man of you, having an hundred sheep, if he lose one of them, doth not leave the ninety and nine in the wilderness, and go after that which is lost, until he find it? (St. Luke 15:4).

The Messiah told that parable in order to show that one person is important. Likewise, the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier is revered because of just 8 soldiers who have not been identified!

The Second Coming of Christ is like D-Day!!

The Nazis knew that an invasion was coming and they were determined to find out the time and location. After Exercise Tiger, they knew that it would be postponed to give them more time to prepare. However, the Second Coming of Christ cannot be postponed.

Saint John—the successor of the Messiah—was the quintessential numbers Saint. In the Apocalypse he gave us the number of the Beast (666), and the number 1260 appears frequently. In that case it clearly symbolizes years. Catholic monk Joachim of Fiore predicted that the Third Age of the Holy Spirit would begin in 1260.

Before he ascended to heaven, the Risen Messiah appeared to his disciples by the Sea of Galilee. The disciples were fishing all night and caught nothing, but at dawn the Messiah appeared on the shore and told them to cast the net on the right side. They did, and a great catch of fish ensued. Very mysteriously, they counted the number of fish, and it was exactly 153:

Simon Peter went up and dragged the net to land, full of large fish, one hundred and fifty-three; and although there were so many, the net was not broken (Saint John 21:11).

In one of his parables, the Messiah compared the end of the world scenario to a huge net full of fish:

Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a net, that was cast into the sea, and gathered of every kind: which, when it was full, they drew to shore, and sat down, and gathered the good into vessels, but cast the bad away. So shall it be at the end of the world: the angels shall come forth, and sever the wicked from among the just, and shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth (St. Matthew 13: 47-50).

For centuries, Bible scholars have wrestled with the hidden meaning of that number, but none have ever come up with a satisfactory answer. The number could also represent YEARS—153 years—but where does it begin and end?

The year 1870 is a good place to begin the countdown to the end of the world because that was the year of the fall of the Papal States and the liberation of Roma!

If we take that year as the starting point it ends at the year 2023. Cryptically, Saint John could have warned us beforehand when "time shall be no longer" (Apocalypse 10:6).

Without a doubt, all the Popes will be counted among the bad fish because they have perpetrated the LIE that the humble fisherman Simon Peter was a Roman pontiff!

On the Last Day everything that is hidden under the sea will be revealed:

The sea gave up the dead who were in it, and Death and Hades delivered up the dead who were in them. And they were judged every man according to his works.  Then Death and Hades were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.  And whosoever was not found written in the Book of Life was cast into the lake of fire (Apocalypse 20:13-15).


Vital links


References

Eisenhower, Dwight D. Crusade in Europe. Doubleday & Company, Garden City, New York, 1948.

Ingersoll, Ralph. Top Secret. Harcourt, Brace and Company, New York, 1946.

Lewis, Nigel. Exercise Tiger: The Dramatic True story of a Hidden Tragedy of World War II. Prentice Hall Press, New York, 1990.

Small, Ken. The Forgotten Dead: Why 946 American Servicemen Died off the Coast of Devon in 1944. Bloomsbury Press, Soho Square, London, 1988.


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