TQ7353 : Camouflaged pillbox

taken 7 years ago, near to East Farleigh, Kent, Great Britain

Camouflaged pillbox
Camouflaged pillbox
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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TQ7353, 216 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Tuesday, 30 August, 2011   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 21 January, 2012
Geographical Context
Paths  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7360 5366 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:15.3406N 0:29.1849E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 7362 5366
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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