An Environmental History of the UK Defence Estate, 1945 to by Marianna Dudley

By Marianna Dudley

This booklet brings to realization the background of areas that experience usually remained under-the-radar in discussions of warfare and the surroundings, via site-based stories of 5 education parts in southwest England and Wales: Salisbury simple, Lulworth, Dartmoor, Sennybridge and Castlemartin. At those websites, the massive occasions of the 20th century are written into landscapes that soak up their effect and replicate swap in fascinating methods. right here, even if, atmosphere is greater than a canvas on which historic forces play out; it has an business enterprise of its personal, because the depiction of the awesome nature and powerful habitats of the educational components recognises.

An Environmental heritage of the united kingdom Defence property, 1945 to the Present significantly examines the slow âgreeningâ of the MoD because it built rules of army environmentalism. It comprises the histories of the ghost-villages created by means of pressured evictions, and charts the increase and fall of anti-military protest routine. It depicts heated confrontations, mass trespasses, and calls for for public entry along conservation paintings and coaching actions, situating the human histories of those websites inside of their environmental historical past, and taking the reader in the back of the barbed twine within the first learn of its kind.

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