Exercise Fabius

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Exercise Fabius was a formal exercise for the Allied Operation Neptune in World War II.[1] (The other was Exercise Tiger, which had occurred a week earlier.[2])

Sherman tanks of 50th Division driving ashore from landing craft during Exercise 'Fabius', Hayling Island, 6 May 1944.(IWM H38270)

The exercise was planned to start on 2 May 1944, but bad weather delayed it to the next day.[1] It consisted of six separate exercises:[1]

They formed the largest amphibious training exercise of the war.[1] As the final exercise before Operation Neptune, it resembled closely the final operation and no major changes could be made to Operation Neptune.[1][3]