At Slapton Sands in 1944, the allies were rehearsing for D-day.
They had 10 landing craft full of men, protected by two small, elderly warships.
But they didn’t bother meeting beforehand to check they were all on the same radio frequency.
So that night, one of the warships had to turn back, but they couldn’t tell the 10 landing craft.
Then, German E boats began attacking, but the landing craft couldn’t tell each other.
By the morning three landing craft had been sunk and a thousand men were dead.
And this wasn’t the real thing remember, just a rehearsal.
You know what the real problem was?
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