Coastal Defence (2019)

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During the Second World War a series of gun towers were sunk into place on a series of shallow sand banks in the Thames Estuary. Put there to protect London from enemy bombers using the Thames as a navigational aid directly into the city. They were very successful and after … (read more)

During the Second World War a series of gun towers were sunk into place on a series of shallow sand banks in the Thames Estuary. Put there to protect London from enemy bombers using the Thames as a navigational aid directly into the city. They were very successful and after the loss of many aircraft, the incoming bombers were forced to reroute.

The image forms part of the multi award-winning Forgotten Heritage photography project, which has been running since early 2012 and features imagery from lesser known historic, abandoned and hidden locations throughout Europe.


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