US BATTLE TRAINING AREA, DEVON, ENGLAND, UK, SEPTEMBER 1944
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US Army camp beds are stacked in piles in the yard of a hotel, probably The Torcross Hotel at Torcross on Slapton Sands, whilst members of the Civil Defence Mobile Reserve arrive in their van to assess the damage to houses in the background. The area was used by the US Army, and the American, Canadian and British Navies for training purposes in the run-up to the D-Day Landings. The buildings were quite badly damaged during theses training exercises, mostly from naval shelling. The hotel has no glass in the windows and the houses in the background lack roofing.