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A visualisation of the D-Day remains at Lepe County Park, created by Wessex Archaeology’s graphics studio and geomatics team. Existing data relating to the WWII remains on the foreshore at Lepe beach (collected by MOLA as part of the CITiZAN project, alongside additional data from the University of Southampton) was used to create this model of the site in its current form.
Lepe beach played a major role in D-Day operations as one of the sites that embarked Allied forces bound for the beaches of Normandy. It also was a site for the construction of caissons that formed part of the Mulberry Harbours. The internationally significant structural remains are being increasingly lost due to coastal erosion. This 3D model is part of a project by the New Forest National Park Authority and Wessex Archaeology, which aims to create a detailed digital record to engage future generations with WWII activity and demonstrate its impact on the New Forest.
Find out more at https://www.wessexarch.co.uk/our-work/lepe-d-day