Salisbury Plain and the journey to the First World War.
A new special exhibition is being launched at the Stonehenge visitor centre in November to tell the story of the Stonehenge landscape, its neighbouring communities and how they were dramatically altered by the Great War. During the First World War, the World Heritage Site was at the heart of Salisbury Plain’s military training ground and the Wiltshire landscape was dramatically transformed. A 25 mile area around Stonehenge became home to the largest complex of military training camps in the world, as soldiers dug intricate networks of trenches in an attempt to replicate conditions on the Western Front.
This exhibition will open in November 2014. It tells the story of the Stonehenge landscape, its neighbouring communities, and how they were changed by the First World War.
Visit the English Heritage Website and see ten of the exhibition objects and images in more detail.
NOVEMBER 11th 2014 EVENT: Join English Heritage for an insight into the First World War exhibition at Stonehenge with Guest Curator and Historian Simon Jones . Enjoy a guided tour of the exhibition and discover the story of the soldiers who trained on Salisbury Plain. £22 (visit the English Heritage website)
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