ST2859 : A view through two wars

taken 2 years ago, 4 km from Brean, Somerset, Great Britain

A view through two wars
A view through two wars
This is the WWII gun emplacement on Brean Down fort , occupying what once was the site of the Palmerstonian fort gun number 5. The original would have been a seven inch piece, but in WWII it was used for one of a pair of six inch naval RML guns - previously commissioned on WWI ships! The emplacement used to have a covered roof of a mixture of tar and stones, supported on iron beams (known as 'plastic armour).
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2800 5929 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:19.6879N 3:2.0856W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 2801 5929
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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Former Fort  Former Gun Emplacement 

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