SD9035 : Civil defences of second world war

taken 9 years ago, 3 km from Harle Syke, Lancashire, Great Britain

Civil defences of second world war
Civil defences of second world war
A well placed pill box overlooking the Thursden Valley. Built at the start of world war 2 and most likely manned by members of the Home Guard (Dads Army). It gave excellent views of the approaching enemy and, like most of these fortifications, was built at good vantage points. Look closely at the bottom of the picture and you will see half buried round concrete cylinders. These would have been placed in the road to act as vehicle stops. The road signs would have been removed in order to confuse an invading army.
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Date Taken
Friday, 21 March, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2009
Category
Fortifications   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 905 353 [100m precision]
WGS84: 53:48.8337N 2:8.7458W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SD 904 352
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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