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Braunton Burrows: Explore the military history of Devon’s iconic dunes

Event Date: 8th November 2022, 18:00

Event Category: Talk / Conference

Join WWII military historian Richard Bass to learn about the sand dune’s vital role as an American forces training ground.

In this talk, Richard Bass will be our guide through some of the Burrow’s fascinating historical highlights. This dune system in North Devon was used as an important military training ground for American forces during the Second World War, and plenty of artefacts and infrastructure remains can still be seen or identified among the dunes. We’ll learn about the function and purpose of the Assault Training Center, and see what’s left today.

Meet Richard

Richard is a retired Police Officer and European Battlefield Guide with particular research interests in the American Forces that spent time in North Devon during WW2. He regularly shares his knowledge with guided walks, talks, by supporting archaeological explorations in the area.

Please register for this free event through Eventbrite, using the button below.

This talk is hosted by Dynamic Dunescapes, a project working to restore and celebrate coastal sand dune systems in England and Wales.

This talk will take place on Zoom. It will be recorded and shared online at a later date to allow others unable to attend to enjoy this session. Please keep this in mind and turn your camera off when in the session if you do not wish to be recorded.