A Very Dangerous Locality
The Landscape of the Suffolk Sandlings in the Second World War
Author: Robert Liddiard, David Sims
About the book
This book examines the landscape archaeology of the Second World War on the section of the east coast of England known as the Suffolk Sandlings (the coastal strip from Lowestoft to Felixstowe), an area unusually rich in military archaeology. It was in the front line of Britain’s defences against invasion throughout the war and as a training ground it was the setting for nationally important exercises in the lead-up to the D-Day landings.
In 1944 it also played a major role in Operation ‘Diver’, the defence against the flying bomb. The Sandlings is therefore an ideal testbed for much wider questions about the militarisation of the landscape during the Second World War.
ISBN: 978-1-912260-08-9 Format: Paperback, Published: Nov 2018
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