Soldiers at Alton Towers

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Date:May 1944

Description:A group of soldiers at Alton Towers in May 1944.

During the Second World War Alton Towers was used as a centre for training officers of different regiments for specific tasks.

Most of these men would find themselves on either Sword or Gold beaches in Normandy just a month later as part of "Operation Overlord", the invasion of Europe against Nazi forces.

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