D-Day at Lepe Country Park

'Dolphins' at Lepe

On 6th June, 1944, thousands of troops with their vehicles and supplies left Britain for the beaches of Normandy. This was D-Day, the start of the great campaign to drive the German army out of France and to bring the Second World War to its end.

Find out about the preparations made at Lepe in the run up to D-Day. Take a walk along the beach to the east of the park to Stanswood Bay and look at the D-Day remains and the site of the memorial, for the 4th & 7th Dragoon Guards.

From the comfort of your home or whilst you are walking at the park, download this self-guided audio tour to your mobile device and hear more about the preparations made at Lepe by Alison Steele, Friends of Lepe and listen to audio from veterans that left from Lepe and surrounding areas on D-Day. The audio tour was made by Lepe Country Park and New Forest National Park Authority.

Further information about D-Day at Lepe or joining the D-Day at Lepe Heritage Group.

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