Tony Robinson in Studland and Swanage

Tonight’s Channel 4 Walking Through History with Tony Robinson has been a reminder of how Dorset’s coast was the front line in the Second World War. Also, Studland Bay, Chesil Beach and Worth Matravers were centres of vital preparation.

The programme featured Fort Henry at Studland and interestingly made clear that from there the D-Day rehearsal was watched by not only George VI and Winston Churchill but also Dwight Eisenhower and Field Marshal Montgomery.

Maybe he should have continued east along the Bournemouth Coast Path to see the Highcliffe Hotel where a vital meeting made Churchill the war leader.

About Leigh Hatts

Leigh Hatts is an experienced walker and has known the local coastline since childhood. He is the author of many successful walking guides.
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