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The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham By Patrick Wright

The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham
by Patrick Wright

This is the story of the Dorset village of Tyneham. When Churchill evacuated it in order to make a tank gunnery range, he vowed the people could return. Attlee broke that promise and Tyneham became a poignant symbol of a vanished rural England and of unrewarded patriotic sacrifice.

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The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham Summary


Extinction made the Dorset village of Tyneham famous. When Churchill evacuated it to make a tank gunnery range he vowed the people could return. Attlee broke the promise and Tyneham became a poignant symbol of a vanished rural England and of unrewarded patriotic sacrifice. The village was the focus of campaigns by landowners, ecologists, cranks, a cult for architects, artists and film makers. Preserved perfectly by the Army, the empty village filled up with fantasies and utopias. Hippy architects, hanging judges, artillery officers rearing butterflies, rural fascist communes; writing about the English countryside will never be the same again.

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GOR001623338
The Village That Died for England: Strange Story of Tyneham
Patrick Wright
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Vintage Publishing
1996-03-07
304
0099207710
9780099207719
N/A
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