This website commemorates the American servicemen who died during Exercise Tiger on 28th April, 1944.
The website comprises several key elements:
- The “Roll of Honour”
The online “Roll of Honour“, now considered to be the definitive listing of all those who lost their lives during the the Exercise Tiger action, was created after months of painstaking research and cross-referencing of data by Wendy Lawrance, curator and trustee of the charity. This searchable and increasingly detailed listing is at the very core of the virtual museum. It is the Trust’s aim to collect, digitise and present as much personal information on each casualty as is possible.
- The Document Archive
The document archive provides access to articles, transcribed official documents and reports, and associated resources such as news reports, connected with Exercise Tiger. The Trust’s intention is to provide an online resource of content that educates, informs and is a rich resource for independent and academic research. Additionally, funding permitting to purchase and digitise, privately held collections will be available free of charge, for relatives, students and enthusiasts to learn, understand and appreciate the action which took place and the sacrifices made on a more poignant and personal level.
To enhance the virtual museum, the Trust will try and locate original footage, interviews with survivors or previous documentaries and make them available to visitors with the permissions of the copyright owners. Where possible, as much as possible will be available for free, but inevitably, some may only be available as “pay for view”, due to licensing requirements.
- Bookstore and Merchandise
To help fundraising there will be a range of merchandise, publications and Amazon affiliate titles available for purchase, whereby, a percentage or all of the profits, as appropriate, will be donated to the Trust.
…as I lie turf-clad and freed of passion, and of pain, I find my sacrifice of golden things not wasted; Your peace is bought with mine, and I am paid in full, and well, If but the echo of your laughter reaches me in hell.David Geraint Jones