11 May 2010

World War 2 Heritage at Wollaton Hall

Having just revisited the Trent & Peak Archaeology Trust website I was interested to learn of their recent project to explore the WW2 history of Wollaton Park in Nottingham. I was aware that the elite 508 Parachute Infantry Regiment of the US 82nd Airborne Division was based there in 1944 prior to taking part in D-Day but hadn't realised that a POW camp for 4,000 German prisoners had been built in 1945.

A report, brochure and podcast can be downloaded from here: http://www.nottingham.ac.uk/tpa/news_and_events/index.htm

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