Grade 2 Listing for WW2 Observation Point In Dorset
12:02am 6th January 2013
A World War 2 observation post used by Winston Churchill and General Eisenhower has been protected by English Heritage.
They would use Fort Henry in Studland for D-Day preparations before the allied invasion of Europe.
The lookout has been given a Grade 2 listing in recognition of its historical significance.
King George VI would also use the fort during the war.
Studland was considered a possible target for the German invasion and heavily fortified from 1940 onwards.
In the run up to D-Day in 1944, Studland was the scene of the largest live ammunition practice of the entire war as thousands of troops took part in Exercise Smash 1, a full scale rehearsal for the invasion.
Fort Henry is located alongside the South West Coast Path on Redlend Point, between Middle Beach and South Beach, Studland.