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ID:WB504
UKNIWM:
Location:Walbury Hill
OS Map Ref:SU371620
Description:Stone to Paras, Merville Battery


Inscription:
´╗┐The Merville Battery
World War Two (1939-45)
In the fields and woods below
this hill in May 1944 the 9th
Battalion The Parachute Regiment
Commanded by Lt Col T B H Otway.
DSO. rehearsed plans for their
Successful assault on the German
Coastal Artillery Battery at Merville,
France, before the Seaborne Troops
Landed in the invasion of Normandy
on the 6th of June 1944.

Established by kind permission of
Richard Astor, Esq.
and unveiled on 22nd May 1993 by
J P Henderson, CVO, OBE, Esq.
Lord Lieutenant,
Royal County of Berkshire of Berkshire.


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