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New DVD available from our shop

A new DVD entitled 'Wiltshire at War' is now available from our shop priced £14.99.

This well documented film is 85 minutes long and is full of images and film related  Wiltshire's involvement during the Second World War, and we highly recommend it and is an ideal Christmas present to anyone interested in local history. It includes footage of some of the museum displays, an interview with Curator Michael Cornwell and images from our collection.

Wiltshire was one of the most militarised counties during the Second Wold War, but the story of 'Wiltshire at War' is not just about the army, or training. It was here that weapons were developed, tactics were tried and tested and operations planned and mounted. British, Commonwealth and American troops all made use of the varied facilities, and of course the civil population played their part, working in the factories or fields, or belonging to an organisation such as the Home Guard or the ARP.

This DVD explores a wide variety of locations throughout the county, such as the garrison towns of Warminster, Bulford and Tidworth; the RAF bases at Lyneham, Boscombe Down, Keevil, Blakehill Farm, Old Sarum and Hullavington; the important research establishment at Porton Down; aircraft production at Swindon, Blunsdon and Sevenhampton, plus much more.

Don't forget, the museum shop has lots of interesting products that would also make ideal Christmas presents. Click on 'Museum Shop' to the left of your screen to see what else is available!