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Pheasey at War

he Pheasey Estate at War

At the outbreak of World War II in 1939 part of the half-built housing estate at Pheasey Farms Estate in Great Barr was requisitioned by the British forces. In 1942 the first group of American solders of the US 10th Replacement Sub-Depot moved in.

Martin and Frances Collins book, "They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait" published by Brewin Books, is a fascinating insight into the day to day activity on the base, with many moving accounts from those involved, and also deals with the impact that the American soldiers had on the surrounding area of Walsall and Birmingham. The following pictures have been taken, with permission, from /www.englemed.co.uk/books/usaaf/.

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Reproduced courtesy of Martin and Francis Collins

Entrance to the Pheasey Camp

 

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Reproduced courtesy of Martin and Francis Collins

Chantry Crescent, Pheasey

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Reproduced courtesy of Martin and Francis Collins

Collingwood Drive headquarters


Book Cover They Also Serve Who Stand and Wait: A History of Pheasey Farms U.S. Army Replacement Depot, Sub Depot of the 10th Replacement Depot 1942-1945. Buy From Amazon.

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