SU2014 : World War II range observation shelter near Amberwood, New Forest

taken 13 years ago, 3 km from Fritham, Hampshire, Great Britain

World War II range observation shelter near Amberwood, New Forest
World War II range observation shelter near Amberwood, New Forest
This area of the New Forest heathland was used as a bombing range in World War II. This brick built structure with a concrete roof was an observation shelter overlooking the "fragmentation" targets. Apparently the rear is without a wall for easy venting of air pressure caused by the aerial explosion of fragmentation bombs. There is a brick "V" (for victory?) built into the end walls of the shelter. More details can be found in a book by Anthony Pasmore and Norman Parker called "Ashley Walk: Its bombing range landscape and history", published by The New Forest Research and Publication Trust (ISBN 0 9523888 5 5).
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Saturday, 19 March, 2005   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 22 September, 2005
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 207 142 [100m precision]
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