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Defending the Coast Gallery

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St Catherines Castle N071979 Featured Defending the Coast Image

St Catherines Castle N071979

ST CATHERINE'S CASTLE, Cornwall. Aerial view. One of a pair of small artillery forts built by Henry VIII n the 1530s to defend Fowey Harbour, consisting of two storeys with gun ports at ground level

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Aerial, Cliff, Coast, Defence, Fortification, Tudor

Coastal battery IC266_003 Featured Defending the Coast Image

Coastal battery IC266_003

Reconstruction drawing showing the layout of a typical Second World War emergency coastal battery comprising two 6-inch naval guns in gun-houses, with a battery observation post behind and a searchlight position to the right. Chris Evans, 1997

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Artillery, Cannon, Coast, Defence, Fortification, Graphic, Illustration, Military, Wartime, Weapon, Ww2

Walmer Castle from the beach J860338 Featured Defending the Coast Image

Walmer Castle from the beach J860338

WALMER CASTLE AND GARDENS, Kent. View of the castle from the beach. The Castle commands approaches to the busy anchorage of The Downs. The shingle beach provides a clear line of fire from its gun ports. Walmer is official residence of the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. The chambers on the upper floors have been repeatedly altered to reflect the requirements of successive Lord Wardens

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