It's almost time again, the organizers are getting ready for a big Dorset Heritage Show.

The Great Dorset Steam Fair shows the spectacular style of Britain's rich industrial, agricultural and leisure history.

The event attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year from the UK and abroad.

This year's show will take place on Thursday, August 22, until Bank Holiday Monday, August 26, at the 600 acre Tarrant Hinton Showground near Blandford.

Visitors can see more than 300 full size steam engines as well as more than 2,000 other exhibits, enjoy live music, rides, stunt shows and plenty of food and drink.

According to the organizers, after the 100th anniversary of the First World War, this special exhibition will be continued as a historic and instructive part of the exhibition, introducing an area dedicated to the 75th anniversary of D-Day.

Martin Oliver, Managing Director of the Steam Fair, said, "The World War I area on the Great Dorset Steam Fair has been an unbelievable success over the last five years and it's definitely the right decision to keep it. The area was enhanced by the construction of 85m underground tunnels and rooms, authentically constructed of sawn wood, furnished with antique furniture and utensils, and depicting the way of life of the soldiers in the underground bunkers was the Conflict of 1914-1918. "

Visitors have access to the tunnels, where they are accompanied by historians in uniform who explain the underground way of life. The existing and adjacent trench system, which can be accessed from the tunnels, was rebuilt as needed and changed in some places to maintain authenticity.

Replica tanks are on display, including the one shown in War Horse.

Mr. Oliver said, "On the occasion of the 75th anniversary of the D-Day landing, we are presenting a World War II theme at this year's Mass, which will be the re-creation of a French village square beaten after D-Day." With military vehicles and equipment, partially demolished houses and façades, debris, wood and its debris, this exhibition aims to give a fascinating insight into rural France 75 years ago, after being liberated by the Allies. "

Throughout the showground, 90 acts are performed on seven stages, both during the day and late into the evening, offering a wide selection of music for all tastes. The acts include The Wurzels, which will be performing on Friday night.

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