TL8294 : Looking into Battle Area

taken 6 days ago, near to Ickburgh, Norfolk, Great Britain

Looking into Battle Area
Looking into Battle Area
STANTA stands for STANford Training Area situated roughly TL 8495.
The area was established in 1942 when a battle training area was required and a 'Nazi village' established. Military exercises were already taking place in the area; tanks had deployed to Thetford in the First World War. The complete takeover involved the complete evacuation of the villages of Buckenham Tofts, Langford, Stanford, Sturston, Tottington and West Tofts. The occupants of the houses were all rehoused in the belief that they would be allowed to return after the war. However the site was so valuable to the military that they have taken up permanent occupancy.
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TL8294, 39 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 11 February, 2019   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 11 February, 2019
Geographical Context
Defence, Military  Flat landscapes 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8249 9444 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:31.0370N 0:41.2860E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 8248 9431
View Direction
NORTH (about 0 degrees)
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MOD Training Area  STANTA 

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