TQ5545 : Pillbox by the River Medway

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

Pillbox by the River Medway
Pillbox by the River Medway
Part of London's WWII defences 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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TQ5545, 93 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 2 October, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 8 October, 2009
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 551 456 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:11.3300N 0:13.1518E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 552 456
View Direction
Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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