Showing posts with label Second World War pillbox and concrete anti-tank blocks blocks Northumberland. Show all posts
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Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Second World War pillbox and concrete anti-tank blocks Northumberland



Second World War pillbox and concrete anti-tank blocks, Northumberland.

These pictures show a pillbox (so-called because of their shape) which were built around the British coast. The "D" type pillbox was unique to Northumberland and would contain firing positions for rifles and machine guns.
The fortification of Dunstanburgh Castle can be seen in the backgroumd.  
The large concrete blocks were placed around the type of beaches in the UK where a German tank invasion was anticipated. Most of these were put in place in 1940.
These photos were taken near the village of Embleton, Northumberland.
Further pictures of Second World War pre-invasion preparations along the North East coast can be seen here.      
Please click on each image for the full size photo.

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