TQ5746 : Pillbox by the Wealdway

taken 8 years ago, near to Tonbridge, Kent, Great Britain

Pillbox by the Wealdway
Pillbox by the Wealdway
Part of the WWII defensive line along the River Medway.
Pillboxes
In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over the British Isles to prevent an anticipated German invasion. The most common of these defences were called “pillboxes”, squat concrete forts that were sited at road junctions, canals and other strategic points.
With the passage of time it is estimated that less than 6,000 of a total of 28,000 pillboxes built still survive. They remain as permanent monuments and a silent tribute to the courage and tenacity of the British people during the dark days of 1940 when Britain stood alone against Nazi Germany.
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TQ5746, 456 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 13 September, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 September, 2009
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 466 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.8174N 0:15.3137E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 576 466
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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