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Google Earth Plug-in: D-Day Sausage Camp at Wheal Busy, Chacewater

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Temporary camps formed by rows of bell tents at Wheal Busy, Chacewater in the spring of 1944. These camps housed troops from the United States 29th Division during the build up to D Day. They were headed for Omaha and Utah beaches in Normandy.

The D-Day staging areas (or "marshalling areas") were known as "sausage camps" because they were indicated on some maps by sausage-shaped blobs. They were often situated in wooded areas that offered some concealment from aerial surveillance as hundreds of thousands of men and tons of material were pouring into Southern England 24 hours a day in advance of the Channel crossing. These wooded areas sometimes had temporary hutments erected in them, as well as quickly laid tarmac road systems to carry vehicular traffic and provide a handy conduit for inter-camp telephone cables. Most just had pyramidal tents.

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