NS3178 : Ruined pillbox

taken 7 years ago, near to Ardmore, Argyll And Bute, Great Britain

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Ruined pillbox
Ruined pillbox
For the context of this particular site, and for a reference identifying it as a ruined pillbox, see NS3178 : Ruined pillbox. For more on pillboxes, see the following description (by Nigel Chadwick).
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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NS3178, 90 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Friday, 5 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 10 August, 2011
Geographical Context
Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3143 7839 [10m precision]
WGS84: 55:58.1298N 4:42.1521W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NS 3143 7839
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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