Visiting the secret oil wells of World War II – CNET

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Walking through the forests of leafy Nottinghamshire in the heart of England, you might be surprised to discover this statue. It stands over a clearing filled with strange, abandoned machinery: remnants of a fascinating and little-known tale of international cooperation during World War II.

The Oil Patch Warrior statue is a tribute to the 42 Americans who came to Britain in the darkest hours of 1943 to drill top secret oil wells in and around the legendary Sherwood Forest.

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