Prints of peace

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - News -

HUN­DREDS of Amer­i­can troops killed while prac­tis­ing for the D-Day landings will be hon­oured to­day – the 75th an­niver­sary of the tragedy.

At least 749 GIs and sailors died off Slap­ton Sands, South Devon, when Ger­man sub­marines tor­pe­doed their con­voy dur­ing Ex­er­cise Tiger.

The char­ity There But Not There has in­stalled 749 pairs of boot­prints in their mem­ory.

His­to­rian Prof Harry Bennett said it would make peo­ple think of an event that got “lost in his­tory”.

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