TV5197 : Tank traps, Cuckmere Haven

taken 3 years ago, near to Westdean, East Sussex, Great Britain

Tank traps, Cuckmere Haven
Tank traps, Cuckmere Haven
Cuckmere Haven (or the Cuckmere Estuary) is an area of flood plains where the River Cuckmere meets the English Channel between Eastbourne and Seaford.

Cuckmere Haven featured heavily in World War II. Pill boxes, anti-tank obstacles, ditches can still be seen. The site was used to confuse bombers into thinking they were over Newhaven, by placing night-lights and setting up a fake runway nearby. During the 16th, 17th & 18th centuries the beach was used by smugglers.

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TV5197, 348 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Sunday, 7 September, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 14 September, 2014
Geographical Context
Coastal  Defence, Military 
Place (from Tags)
Sussex  Cuckmere Haven 
County (from Tags)
Sussex 
Primary Subject of Photo
Estuary 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5166 9783 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:45.6151N 0:8.9366E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TV 5169 9783
View Direction
WEST (about 270 degrees)
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