D-Day landmarks protected for 75th anniversary

World War Two landmarks will be protected by the government to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landings. D-Day, which took place on 6 June 1944, was the largest combined land, air and naval operation in history. Six replica landing craft, nine sunken tanks, two armoured bulldozers and parts of Mulberry harbours in Dorset, Devon and West Sussex will be listed.

The D-Day landings mark both a tragic and key event in our recent history, ranging from the huge loss of life to the feats of engineering achieved. The protection ensures that the sites are safeguarded for future generations to come to memorialize those who gave their life to the cause and pave the way for future studies of the cultural heritage.

Our very own marine archaeologist Caitlyn Haskins, dived similar tanks as part of the Valentine Tank Assemblage, Poole Bay with Bournemouth University as part of a mapping project which are also protected.

To read more, see the original article:  https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-48478849 and to learn more about the Valentine Tank Assemblage, visit: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1459754

 

Credit: Paul Pettitt