In 'Exercise Tiger,' Richard Connell relates the disappointment of a failed mission. In April, 1944, the Allies tried a practice run at Slapton Sands, Devonshire, England, in preparation for the D-Day at Normandy, France. Germans discovered them and sank two troop ships, killing 749 soldiers and sailors, the most costly U.S. forces training incident during World War II. The U.S. forces may have been discovered through an error in radio frequencies.
War affects governments and groups of people on such a large scale that it can be overwhelming. However, each event is experienced one person at a time, and each person has an individual story to tell. This series of videos, 'The War: Nebraska Stories,' continues the saga of World War II through very personal interviews with Nebraskans who lived through that war.