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D-Day Stories from the Walls

D-Day Stories from the Walls

Recording heritage and disseminating the untold stories of Second World War troops

Thanks to funding from The National Lottery Heritage Fund between April 2019 and October 2020 the project will bring to life the inscribed graffiti left behind by some of the 3.5 million troops who passed through Southampton on their way to the Normandy beaches. A section of wall near Southampton port has been preserved as it includes over 100 inscriptions made by waiting troops. This wall is eroding and impacting the inscriptions. The project will:

 This project has been made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, it focuses on an important heritage feature of Southampton.


Through the project viewer you can explore the wall, zoom into the bricks and see the inscriptions. Open the left panel to scroll through the names so far recorded – this will take you to the place on the wall where you can see their inscription. It will also show further information in the right panel where different resources can be viewed using the icons at the top of the panel.

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