Learn how Blenheim Palace prepared for the Second World War, as well as how it survived the invasion of 400 Malvern Schoolboys evacuated here. The Secret Service also used Blenheim Palace as its Headquarters during the war after its London base was bombed during the Blitz.
This topic also describes the impact of the War on the Marlborough family and the ways in which they contributed to the effort, as well as outlining how the Palace and Parkland were prepared for war. Activity here ranged from growing food in the Formal Gardens to blacking out the entire Palace building, and even using the Great Lake in preparation for the D-Day landings.
This tour can be combined with a study of Sir Winston Churchill, and includes information on our 'Greatest Briton' who was Prime Minister during WWII.
Born at Blenheim Palace in 1874, Churchill inspired the nation during the war and successfully reached victory with the help of the alliance with the USA and Russia.
More information on this tour is available on request.
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