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Filename: IC266_003.jpg

Size: 5068 x 3598 (20.5MB)

Date: 6th June 2017

Source: Historic England

Credit: Historic England Archive

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Source: Historic England Archive

Job Title: Artist

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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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Media ID 13619108

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Artillery Cannon Coast Defence Fortification Graphic Illustration Military Wartime Weapon


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> England at War > Defending the Coast

> England at War > England at War 1939-45

> Heritage > Reconstructing the Past


EDITORS COMMENTS
This print showcases a meticulous reconstruction drawing of Coastal battery IC266_003, offering us a glimpse into the layout of a typical Second World War emergency coastal defense system. The artist behind this remarkable piece is Chris Evans, who skillfully brings to life the fortification's intricate details. The focal point of this illustration lies in two imposing 6-inch naval guns housed within gun-houses, serving as formidable weapons against potential threats from the sea. Behind these gun-houses stands a battery observation post, strategically positioned to provide crucial intelligence and coordination during wartime operations. To the right of this setup, we find a searchlight position ready to illuminate any lurking danger that may approach. Evans' graphic representation transports us back in time, evoking an atmosphere charged with military significance and wartime urgency. This artwork not only pays homage to the historical importance of coastal defenses but also highlights their critical role in protecting our shores during one of humanity's darkest periods. As we admire this stunning depiction, it serves as a reminder of the sacrifices made by those who manned such batteries and defended our coastlines with unwavering determination. Through his artistry and attention to detail, Chris Evans immortalizes an essential aspect of World War II history while honoring those who played their part in safeguarding our nations.

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