This was a unique World War II site set in a sixteen square mile corner of south-west England around Woolacombe, Saunton and Croyde.

Discarded by the British as "too rough and stormy for training"  the Americans found the ten miles of coastline, beaches, cliffs, headlands and sand dunes ideal for their purpose.

This was the only British location where American D-Day spearhead troops learned the tactics and skills of amphibious assault.

Forgotten for over sixty years, research, exploration and excavation has built up the definitive and detailed history of this remarkable site that was vital to the American success of D-Day, 6th June 1944.
U.S. ASSAULT TRAINING CENTRE