Old Herts



Ashridge in World War II

Compiled by Rachel Edmonds on the basis of memories provided by people at Ashridge during World War II

The National Trust

published 2009/10, no ISBN

During the Second World War troops were camped in the woods of the Ashridge Estate and a hospital was opened at Ashridge. This little booklet is based on the memories of people who knew Ashridge during the war and gives details of the regiments that were billeted there. The hospital not only took casualties from Dunkirk but also victims from the German bombing raids. In addition many women from London were taken there just before they were due, and some 3000 births were recorded there between 1940 and 1946.

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