SH6112 : North Wales WWII defences: Fairbourne - anti-tank blocks (4)

taken 2 years ago, near to Fairbourne, Gwynedd, Great Britain

North Wales WWII defences: Fairbourne - anti-tank blocks (4)
North Wales WWII defences: Fairbourne - anti-tank blocks (4)
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Anti-tank blocks: DoB ID: S0012287

In 1940 the threat of a seaborne invasion by German forces from the west using neutral Ireland as a base was a very real one. Amongst the fortifications that were constructed all along the Welsh coast were those at Fairbourne where it was anticipated the threat was most severe. In response to this threat as many as 650 concrete anti-tank blocks were built on the beaches here between Fairbourne and Barmouth.

SH6112 : North Wales WWII defences: Fairbourne - anti-tank blocks (5)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 22 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Submitted
Monday, 30 May, 2016
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6110 1204 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:41.2911N 4:3.3866W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SH 6109 1201
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