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Dunkeswell War Stories DVD now on sale

( Last Updated: 30-09-2013 )

A new film, which paints a moving and fascinating picture of a Blackdown Hills community during the Second World War, has gone on sale.

Dunkeswell War Stories brings to life an extraordinary period when Dunkeswell, near Honiton, was the site of the only US naval airbase on British soil. The film is full of the memories of both local people and US airmen, thrown together by war. Recent interviews are interwoven with archive photographs, film and music to create a touching, surprising, funny and sad account of a time which is disappearing from our collective memory.

The hour-long movie was produced by the Blackdown Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) Partnership and Dream Machine Media as part of the Dunkeswell War Stories project, which also created a free online resource for schools and the public. It was funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund and local sources.

To order your copy, send your postal address and a cheque for £6 made payable to Devon County Council to: Blackdown Hills AONB Partnership, St Ivel House, Hemyock, Cullompton, EX15 3SE.

To find out more about the Dunkeswell War Stories project, go to http://www.dunkeswellwarstories.com/

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