The West Country's Last Line of Defence: Taunton Stop Line by Andrew Powell-Thomas

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By Andrew Powell-Thomas

As Hitler’s Germany unfold her wings throughout Europe within the past due Thirties, international locations around the continent started getting ready their very own defences. the specter of invasion on domestic soil appeared not going in the beginning, yet because the relentless Nazi battle computing device steamrollered state after state, by way of June 1940 a sequence of ‘stop strains’ have been created throughout Britain in order to hold up any Nazi invasion.

This ebook appears to be like on the position and destinations of the Taunton cease line, a 50-mile shielding ‘wall’ spanning Somerset, Devon and Dorset, and its lasting legacy that could nonetheless be obvious this present day around the idyllic rolling nation-state of the South West.

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The West Country's Last Line of Defence: Taunton Stop Line

As Hitler’s Germany unfold her wings throughout Europe within the past due Thirties, countries around the continent started getting ready their very own defences. the specter of invasion on domestic soil appeared not likely first and foremost, yet because the relentless Nazi conflict computing device steamrollered kingdom after kingdom, by way of June 1940 a chain of ‘stop traces’ have been created throughout Britain as a way to hold up any Nazi invasion.

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