IMBER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Old abandoned houses, now used for military training are seen as the 10th New Year's Eve peace vigil is held inside the 700-year-old nearby St Giles church in the ... more 
IMBER, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 31: Old abandoned houses, now used for military training are seen as the 10th New Year's Eve peace vigil is held inside the 700-year-old nearby St Giles church in the village of Imber on December 31, 2011 on Salisbury Plain, England. The church of St Giles along with the rest of the village was evacuated in December 1943 by the military for training US soldiers preparing for the D-Day invasion and villagers were told at the time they would be allowed to return in six months. However despite public appeals the villagers hopes were never realised and to this day it remains in the control of the Ministry of Defence. Despite Imber's location in the middle of a high explosive 'impact area' in the Salisbury Plain military training zone, the MoD grants limited public access to the village which includes several days over the Christmas period. (Photo by Matt Cardy/Getty Images) less 
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