TM1941 : Pillbox by the Stour and Orwell Walk

near to Nacton, Suffolk, Great Britain

Pillbox by the Stour and Orwell Walk
Pillbox by the Stour and Orwell Walk
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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2012
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Friday, 7 December, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Derelict, Disused  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1969 4119 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:1.5358N 1:12.0507E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TM 1967 4120
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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