By Patricia Ross

Hampshire is a county with extra cause than so much to recollect these six years crowded with incident. It was once from the South Coast that many of the flotilla of small boats ventured forth to conjure up the miracle of the Dunkirk evacuation. Hampshire used to be within the entrance line through the conflict of england, as Hitler’s Stukas attempted in useless to knock out Ventnor’s radar. Portsmouth, domestic of the Royal army, withstood the punishments of the Blitz. Southampton was once additionally pressured to suffer the Blitz, as punishment for its an important half in lendlease and the conflict of the Atlantic. and at last, with the arrival of the americans, the full county grew to become an enormous armed camp because the Allies ready for D Day - the springboard to victory.

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