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Photography, particularly of seaside areas was prohibited during WW2, although a number of images, both official and unofficial were taken.

Local Establishments[edit]

Canadian troops were known to be billetted in the town, at the Albany Hotel in particular. There are scant records of other establishments locally, although a map produced by English Heritage would appear to imply there was some form of establishment near Hollington.

Prisoners of War[edit]

There is record of a German 'Working Party Camp' in the vicinity of Normanhurst, but no trace remains, nor is the exact location known[1]. A number of verbal histories have also described Italian servicemen working in the area, although again no documentary evidence exists. An un-listed camp, most likely a transit-site was set up at The Grove (House) for POWs, but again the exact role of this is unknown at present.