SY4988 : Pillbox, Hive Beach

taken 7 years ago, near to Burton Bradstock, Dorset, Great Britain

Pillbox, Hive Beach
Pillbox, Hive Beach
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.
More detail see LinkExternal link



See other images of Pillboxes
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright N Chadwick and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
+
+
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SY4988, 93 images   (more nearby )
Photographer
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Thursday, 29 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4936 8880 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.7977N 2:43.1016W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4922 8879
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map
+


Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 18 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
NW N NE
W Go E
SW S SE
[Mark
You are not logged in login | register