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Dorset At War


£ 14.99

Run Time: 85 minutes

Today, Dorset is considered by many to be the archetypal rural English county. However, in the Second World War, Dorset was front-line territory in the struggle with Nazi Germany, whose forces lay just across the English Channel in occupied France. As the tide of war turned in the Allies` favour, Dorset played a crucial role in the Normandy Landings, and ultimate victory.

In this 85-minute documentary, Dorset historian and author Colin Pomeroy conducts a tour of the county`s war sites, some of which are very well known, while others are now virtually forgotten.

Illustrated extensively by rare archive photographs, maps and drawings, this historical journey begins at Portland, where remnants of the Mulberry Harbour that fuelled the Normandy Invasion still stand.