TQ6952 : Pillbox by the River Medway

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

Pillbox by the River Medway
Pillbox by the River Medway
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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TQ6952, 146 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 12 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6957 5286 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:14.9821N 0:25.7004E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 6957 5285
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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