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Target (red) and gun positions (blue) around Larkbarrow, Exmoor, 1940.

The manor of Bolsover

On 4 March 1644, the Scots occupied Sunderland, thus gaining a secure base of operations in northern England and a port to receive supplies.  This

Royal Engineers, Bridging Battalion in camp at Wouldham, 1905.

Graffito carved on the church fonr by Anthony Sedley, one of the imprisoned Levellers

Image: Phyllis Court as rebuilt in the 1840s. Its predecessor was garrisoned and fortified during the Civil War.

The Second World War had a great impact on the restoration of the country house.  A hiatus in the works planned by the Pearsons, combined with the

In July 1916 Codford was chosen as the depot for housing wounded New Zealand troops during their convalescence and the hutted military hospital in

Although Codford was peripheral to the main army training areas on and around Salisbury Plain, its easy rail and road access to Warminster and Sali

During World War I, military units were based throughout Salisbury Plain for training before deployment to the front.