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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ST2859, 106 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 13 March, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Thursday, 16 March, 2017
Geographical Context
Coastal  Historic sites and artefacts  Defence, Military  Estuary, Marine 
Primary Subject of Photo
Fort 
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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