TQ7623 : Pillbox by a bridge over the River Rother

taken 12 years ago, near to Salehurst, East Sussex, Great Britain

Pillbox by a bridge over the River Rother
Pillbox by a bridge over the River Rother
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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TQ7623, 23 images   (more nearby )
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Sunday, 16 April, 2006   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 20 April, 2006
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Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 766 239 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:59.2447N 0:30.8879E
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