The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, will be extensively researched in the Home Front and its Legacies project

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A combined project by the Council for British Archaeology and English Heritage will see an Epping Forest landmark added to a map of sites important in the First World War.

The Royal Gunpowder Mills, Waltham Abbey, will be one of hundreds of sites named as a landmark reminder of the confict in a major mapping project.

Tracing the effects of the conflict on Britain, bomb blast sites, dockyards and former training camps will be extensively researched an added to an online database which will help people to learn more about the conflict.

Six thousand people were employed at the Beaulieu Drive munitions factory throughout the war, giving it great significance to the project.

The project named the Home Front and its Legacies will see local groups, councils and volunteers enlisted for help when each area is researched.
 

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8:12am Wed 15 May 13

UKIP-local says...

This is good for tourism opportunities in the district and we must hope that more tourist friendly facilities and signage are introduced by the council.

As remembrance of the Great War builds momentum next year readers should watch out for attempts to distort the nature of the conflict, in which so many families lost relatives - dead or maimed.

It will be said the war was senseless, yet it was clearly necessary to protect our nation from a belligerent, newly integrated Germany.

It will be said that the war was led by bad generals, yet the result was an allied victory in the first ever fully industrial war ever fought between manufacturing nations.

It will even be claimed that it was a "European civil war". There are those among us who regard the nation as irrelevant (at best) and treat "Europe" as already a single state even all those years ago. They do so in order to distort history in the way that readers of "Animal Farm" would recognise.
This is good for tourism opportunities in the district and we must hope that more tourist friendly facilities and signage are introduced by the council. As remembrance of the Great War builds momentum next year readers should watch out for attempts to distort the nature of the conflict, in which so many families lost relatives - dead or maimed. It will be said the war was senseless, yet it was clearly necessary to protect our nation from a belligerent, newly integrated Germany. It will be said that the war was led by bad generals, yet the result was an allied victory in the first ever fully industrial war ever fought between manufacturing nations. It will even be claimed that it was a "European civil war". There are those among us who regard the nation as irrelevant (at best) and treat "Europe" as already a single state even all those years ago. They do so in order to distort history in the way that readers of "Animal Farm" would recognise. UKIP-local
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