NH6192 : WWII defences of Bonar Bridge (16)

taken 22 days ago, near to Bonar Bridge, Highland, Great Britain

WWII defences of Bonar Bridge (16)
WWII defences of Bonar Bridge (16)
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Pillbox (Type FW3/28A): EDoB ID: e07737

This is an unmodified type 28A that was not converted to a machine gun position like others in the area. The decision was obviously taken to retain it as an anti-tank gun emplacement, due to the open terrain favourable to tanks in front of it. The view shows the rear of the pillbox with its wide access door that allowed a 2 pounder gun to be quickly moved into position. From its high position on Tulloch Hill to the NE of Bonar Bridge, it commands the high ground overlooking Bonar Bridge, and the Dornoch Firth. It appears that due to the covering of earth banking to the sides and to the rear, fire could only be directed from the front.

NH6192 : WWII defences of Bonar Bridge (17)
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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 6177 9219 [10m precision]
WGS84: 57:53.8587N 4:20.0273W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NH 6178 9220
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West-southwest (about 247 degrees)
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