D-Day Stories from the Walls


Recording Southampton’s D-Day wall and telling the stories of the troops for the 75th anniversary commemorations

Between D-Day 6th June 1944 and the end of the Second World War, 3.5 million troops passed through Southampton and into France. Two million were American, the remainder British and Canadian. Around 100 of these men etched their names and hometowns on the walls of what was the old town mortuary.

The Maritime Archaeology Trust has received a grant of £86,600 from The National Lottery Heritage Fund for this exciting heritage project – D-Day Stories from the walls: Recording heritage and disseminating the untold stories of Second World War troops. Made possible by money raised by National Lottery players, the project focuses on this important heritage feature and the inscriptions carved into it.

You can find out more about the project and how to get involved here.

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