NZ5510 : Home Guard Rifle Hole

taken 13 years ago, near to Great Ayton, North Yorkshire, Great Britain

Home Guard Rifle Hole
Home Guard Rifle Hole
To the left of the pier behind this stone wall is a hole and recess. This was cut by a member of Great Ayton Home Guard during WW2 to look out over Easby Lane. It is perhaps easy to be flippant but if Nazi Germany had invaded, and an invasion along the Redcar coast was feasible, then Great Ayton would have been quickly sacrificed and the defences withdrawn to a line further inland. The Home Guard would have had to harass and delay the invaders as long as possible.
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Sunday, 26 March, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 27 March, 2006
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 557 106 [100m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 557 106
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