Defences Old and not so Old

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pedrocut on February 18, 2009

Ancient Tamworth Castle with the pillbox standing near the bridge, typical of many in the area.

In 1940 a network of defences was hastily built all over the British Isles to prevent an anticipated 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 less 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.

http://www.pillboxesuk.co.uk/

pedrocut on March 14, 2009

For another pillbox in this area see BrownhillsBob's picture on the B'ham and Fazeley Canal

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  • Uploaded on February 18, 2009
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    by pedrocut
    • Camera: Canon DIGITAL IXUS 500
    • Taken on 2006/02/09 12:11:34
    • Exposure: 0.006s (1/160)
    • Focal Length: 12.88mm
    • F/Stop: f/9.000
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
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