SY4988 : Pillbox above Hive Beach

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

Pillbox above Hive Beach
Pillbox above 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.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 29 December, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 4 February, 2012
Geographical Context
Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4935 8878 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:41.7869N 2:43.1100W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 4928 8872
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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