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world war two heritage

On 1st September 1939, Germany invaded Poland. Two days later, Britain and our allies declared war on Hilter's Nazi Germany.

A defence plan was developed that involved the entire country and the archaeological remains of these coastal defences are still visible in many sites across Scotland. Today you can visit the locations that played a key role in our defences during the Second World War and discover traces of the past that are hidden within Scotland's forests.


Meet the Lumberjills

Women played a key role in the war effort during World War Two, and the Women's Timber Corps formed an important part of the Women's Land army.

Workers of the British Honduran Forestry Unit

British Honduran Forestry Unit

Following a request for volunteers by the Government, almost 900 men braved the journey across the Atlantic to help with Britain's wartime timber production.

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