Sunday 19 May 2013
The Slapton Evacuation Film Show
- Dates: Tuesday 7th August 2012 - Thursday 16th August 2012
- Location: Dartmouth
- Venue: The Flavel
- Capacity: 150
In November 1943 three thousand people were given the shattering news that they were to be evacuated from their homes within six weeks. They had to leave before Christmas and take all their possessions and livestock with them. Slapton Sands was to be used as a practice landing beach by American troops and it would not be safe for people to remain in their homes. What the locals didn't know was that the training was for D Day which would herald the end of The Second World War.
With rare footage made available by the Dartmouth Museum, old photographs from the Blackawton and Strete History Group and new interviews filmed in recent months, this gripping story of what it means to leave everything behind, will be remembered.
Book early to avoid disappointment for this historic Flavel Fundraiser.