TR2035 : Pillbox near Martello Tower 6

taken 7 years ago, near to Sandgate, Kent, Great Britain

Pillbox near Martello Tower 6
Pillbox near Martello Tower 6
"Pillboxes" were military bunkers built during World War II in 1940 and into 1941. They were built in strategic places near Rivers, Railways and road junctions, creating a network of defences across Great Britain. 28,000 pill boxes were built, and about a fifth still survive. The construction was typically in concrete, sometimes with bricks externally which was used as shuttering during the construction. They came in different shapes and sizes; most common in hexagonal and octagonal shapes.

The largest number of pill boxes are found in the South-East of England closest to the threat of German invaders.

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Keywords: Pillbox, Pill Box, WWII

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Date Taken
Sunday, 11 July, 2010   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 13 July, 2010
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Primary Subject of Photo
Pillbox 
Category
Pillboxes   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 202 354 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:4.5602N 1:8.5523E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TR 202 354
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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