FSotW: Tyneham – the village that died for D-Day

Flickr set of the week is Tyneham – the village that died for D-Day by Whipper_snapper.

‘In 1943 the War Department closed Tyneham village near Lulworth in Dorset for D-Day training preparations.

The villagers never returned as the War Department kept the village as a post-war training area and tank artillery range for nearby Lulworth and Bovington camps.

Today most of the buildings are gaunt and empty, like a war zone, but the Army does allow visitors to return to the village on a regular basis.’


  1. 11 September 2006 at 5:50 pm | Permalink

    What are those things in the last photo?

  2. Harry
    11 September 2006 at 6:38 pm | Permalink

    ‘Dragon’s teeth anti-tank obstacles’, apparently.

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