Pillboxes :: Shared Description

In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over Britain to prevent an expected 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 fewer 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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by N Chadwick
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TQ7671 : Pillbox, Lower Upnor by N Chadwick
SZ0382 : Pillbox on the beach at Redend Point, Studland by Phil Champion
TQ5141 : Pillbox in the Medway Valley by N Chadwick
TQ5384 : Hexagonal pillbox, Hornchurch Country Park by N Chadwick
TQ4145 : Pillbox in field by River Eden by N Chadwick
SY4988 : Pillbox, Hive Beach by N Chadwick
TQ4012 : Pillbox by N Chadwick
TQ5835 : Pillbox on Frant Green, Frant by N Chadwick
TQ5384 : Pillbox, Hornchurch Country Park by N Chadwick
TQ3845 : Pillbox by N Chadwick
SX9778 : Pillbox by golf course by N Chadwick
TQ6447 : Pillbox at  East Lock by N Chadwick
TG0744 : Pillbox, Little Eye by N Chadwick
TQ9245 : Pillbox, Old Avenue by N Chadwick
TL5236 : Pillbox by River Cam by N Chadwick
TQ5746 : Pillbox by River Medway by N Chadwick
TR1333 : Pillbox, Hythe Ranges by N Chadwick
TQ5246 : Pillbox and sheep by N Chadwick
SU0284 : Pillbox, Grittenham Brook by N Chadwick
SU6470 : Pillbox by the Kennet & Avon Canal by N Chadwick
TG3731 : WWII Gun emplacements by N Chadwick
TQ5140 : Pillbox by the River Medway by N Chadwick
TQ4206 : Pillbox by N Chadwick
TQ4315 : Pillbox, Ouse Valley by N Chadwick
TQ6849 : Parsonage Farm Pillbox by N Chadwick

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Created: Mon, 10 May 2010, Updated: Fri, 28 Jun 2019

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