Operation Splint

Phil Hadley has made a fascinating and wonderful film based on Operation Splint that occurred on the beach at Pentewan.

The village was the scene of some of the most crucial training exercises in preparation for D Day on 6 June 1944. From underwater obstacle demolition and cargo transition exercises to the big casualty evacuation exercise – Operation SPLINT – Pentewan was to play host to some of the crack US troops that landed on Omaha & Utah beaches in the invasion.

Using archive photographs, US Navy film shot at Pentewan, US War Diaries & eyewitness accounts, this video-book style presentation seeks to show the role Pentewan played to the success of the invasion and the saving of lives on D-Day.

If you know of anyone that took part or of any other war time story that took place near here please do contact the site’s admin here.

To read more please have a look here, or to see more of the invasion around St Austell Bay have a look here.