NH5893 : Bonar Bridge WWII defences (3)

taken 27 days ago, near to Culrain, Highland, Great Britain

Bonar Bridge WWII defences (3)
Bonar Bridge WWII defences (3)
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Pillbox (Type FW3/28): EDoB ID: e07740

Close-up of the attached Turnbull frame for mounting a machine gun cradle. The Turnbull mount is the small square frame with pivots that normally would be fitted to an embrasure just as it is. A cradle for the MG connected to the pivots of the frame could then be attached. In order to convert the pillbox from an AT position to a MG, the Turnbull frame had first to be fitted to a pair of steel bars that were then bolted onto the outside as shown. It was a crude arrangement that at the time could only have been in the interests of wartime expediency.

NH5893 : Bonar Bridge WWII defences (4)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 23 September, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 7 October, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Construction, Development  Defence, Military 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5808 9363 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:54.5645N 4:23.8106W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 5808 9363
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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Type 28 Pillbox 

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