- Normandy At War
- THE GREAT WAR
- During the 19th and 20th centuries this
country has been involved in many conflicts both large and small but apart
from the indirect effect on development of the area following the Crimean
War, the first conflict that we have found to have had a noticeable impact
on the life of the village, was World War I.
- SECOND WORLD WAR
- In twenty short years an even greater and
more widespread conflict would bring devastation on a far greater scale.
The horrors of war would be visited on the civilian population of this
country as never before. When, on 3 September 1939, the tired voice of
Neville Chamberlain gave his sombre message to the Nation of the Declaration
of War against Nazi Germany, few anticipated the desperate struggle which
was to follow. The Second World War was to have different effects on the
village to that of the first conflict. The death toll was not so great
in proportion but even so, 23 men from the village lost their lives. The
men served in all three services and they were joined by a number of women.
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