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

By Marianna Dudley

This e-book brings to awareness the historical past of areas that experience often remained under-the-radar in discussions of struggle and the surroundings, via site-based experiences of 5 education components in southwest England and Wales: Salisbury simple, Lulworth, Dartmoor, Sennybridge and Castlemartin. At those websites, the large occasions of the 20th century are written into landscapes that soak up their influence and replicate swap in fascinating methods. right here, notwithstanding, setting is greater than a canvas on which old forces play out; it has an company of its personal, because the depiction of the brilliant nature and strong habitats of the educational parts recognises.

An Environmental background of the united kingdom Defence property, 1945 to the Present severely examines the sluggish âgreeningâ of the MoD because it built rules of army environmentalism. It contains the histories of the ghost-villages created through 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 at the back of the barbed twine within the first examine of its kind.

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