Most visitors who walk round the site at Sutton Hoo will want to see the burial mounds. The very observant will notice some linear features cutting across the field. These are the remains of the anti-glider trenches to prevent an airborne attack to capture Woodbridge and the strategic port of Ipswich.
The trench system is easily seen on the aerial photograph taken at the end of the Second World War.
For such trenches in the news see here.