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Wednesday, 19 March 2014

The New Forest at War

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A revised & updated edition of the book 'The New Forest at War' by author John Leete has been published. 

The book takes a fascinating look at the role that the New Forest played throughout the war and especially in the build up to D - Day 6 June 1944. 

Packed with photos and first-hand accounts and anecdotes, it is a excellent read for all social and military historians as well as visitors to and residents of the area.

Although many parts of Britain contributed to the final assault, it was this part of Hampshire that was used as a primary assembly and departure point. There were over 100,000 troops under canvas and thousands of military vehicles parked in the quiet country lanes throughout the area. There were also many thousands of ships off the Forest coastline in the waters of the Solent.

Available from Sabrestorm Publishing: click here

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