Westward Ho! is a seaside village near Bideford in Devon, England and was developed in the late 19th century. The name of the village deliberately included the "!" because it was taken from the title of Charles Kingsley's novel "Westward Ho!" (1855), which was set in nearby Bideford. The book was a bestseller, and entrepreneurs saw the opportunity to develop tourism in the area; the development of the village started ten years later. Prior to the Normandy Invasion of 1944, the Directorate of Miscellaneous Weapons Development chose Westward Ho! to test the Panjandrum beach-clearance weapon and adapted Bailey Bridges (as part of the Mulberry Harbour project). Westward Ho! is twinned with Mondeville in France and Büddenstedt in Germany.

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