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Posted on Friday 28th October

The 'New Forest remembers - untold stories of World War II' archaeological project to record life in the New Forest during the Second World War has been awarded a £551,000 grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Volunteers for the project - which will collate the memories of military personnel, residents, evacuees and POWs who were based in the area during the War years - as well carrying out surveys from the air, are currently being recruited.

The New Forest played a vital role in the Second World War, not least as a construction site at Lepe beach for the Mulberry Harbours which were towed to France following the D-Day landings. The park also had 12 airfields during the War.

Further Reading

Code Name Mulberry

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Code Name Mulberry

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by Guy Hartcup

Allied leaders and military planners realized early in preparations for the invasion of NW Europe that the massive forces required to defeat Hitler’s armies needed constant resupply of men, equipment, ammunition, fuel and other materials. These would have to come in by sea but it was known that the Germans would not only defend the few major ports but destroy them before withdrawing. The drastic answer was to build two artificial harbours. This extraordinary venture… Read more...


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