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Farley's War Effort

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While Michael Parsons was serving as a captain in the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers during WW2, Farley's secret war effort was taking place in the local woods. Hundreds of fascines (bundles of brushwood assembled in a frame called a choker) were constructed as fenders to be used in Normandy. They were carried in front of tanks and dropped into ditches and small streams to aid crossing. They appear in the D-Day tapestry in Portsmouth.

The accompanying slideshow contains photographs taken in 1943/44 demonstrating fascine production and transportation.


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