NT1379 : Inchgarvie

taken 4 years ago, near to Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh, Great Britain

The south side of the island, photographed from the 'Maid of the Forth' ferry. In both world wars of the 20th century Inchgarvie was a vital link in the chain of coastal defences protecting the strategically important Forth estuary with its north-south rail bridge link and the nearby naval base at Rosyth. During the First Word War the naval anchorage extended eastwards of the bridge and was heavily defended by naval guns and searchlights which remained in place until 1930. The outbreak of the Second World War saw the building of new defences, this time geared more to thwarting air attacks. The first German air raid on Great Britain was an attack on Rosyth and warships in the Forth which took place on 16th October, 1939.
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Date Taken
Sunday, 15 September, 2013   (more nearby)
Monday, 21 October, 2013
Geographical Context
Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1367 7947 [10m precision]
WGS84: 56:0.0227N 3:23.1486W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NT 1378 7901
View Direction
North-northwest (about 337 degrees)
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