Prints of peace
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”.