A Hedgehog on the Heath: The Second World War Landscape of Exercise 'Kruschen', Dunwich, Suffolk

Liddiard, Robert and Sims, David (2012) A Hedgehog on the Heath: The Second World War Landscape of Exercise 'Kruschen', Dunwich, Suffolk. The Archaeological Journal, 169 (1). pp. 519-549. ISSN 2373-2288

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Abstract

The importance of training areas to the militarization of the landscape in the twentieth century is well recognized, but many sites remain unexplored and unrecorded. This article discusses the archaeology of a Second World War landscape at Westleton Walks, near Dunwich in Suffolk. The principal remains are those of a mock German ‘Hedgehog’ defensive position built in the spring of 1943 for use in Exercise ‘Kruschen’, an extended trial of techniques and equipment that went on to inform the successful Allied campaign in north-west Europe the following year. The archaeology of the site is significant both as a case study of a Second World War training landscape and also because the remains can be given a precise historical context.

Item Type: Article
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of History
Depositing User: Katherine Humphries
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2012 10:41
Last Modified: 07 Nov 2022 17:30
URI: https://ueaeprints.uea.ac.uk/id/eprint/40443
DOI: 10.1080/00665983.2012.11020923

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