In pub

Deliberate Misinformation: The location of these photographs remained a national secret until they were first seen by the present author. This scene, in the Dove Inn at Southover, Burton Bradstock, has a prominent poster for Brewers H. and G. Simonds Limited of Reading . There is also a Simonds calendar, dating the series April 1944. Though the company also has a depot in Blandford, the prominence of the poster and the projecting nail holding it in place are unlikely to be coincidental; every effort was being made to suggest that the invasion would come from further east. As for the setting, the GI offensive began with English public houses. Their pint was beer - darker but less potent than the rough cider of the locals.