Obelisk at Slapton Sands, England
Kuumad uudised 06 Jun 2009  EWR
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Hushed up for decades: How 749 U.S. troops died in practice for Utah Beach
Image: Obelisk at Slapton Sands, England
Paul Segner / msnbc.com

In 1954, the U.S. Army presented this obelisk as a tribute to the sacrifices made by 3,000 residents of the area around Slapton Sands, England, who "generously left their homes and their lands" to allow mock landings ahead of D-Day. However, it made no mention of the hundreds of American servicemen killed during Exercise Tiger.
 
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