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Battery - Henningsen

Battery - Henningsen

The coast battery "Henningsen" (established in Fortress "Zachodni") was in service between 1940 and 1945 and consisted of four 150mm canons.
In 1941, a concrete fire-control tower was constructed on the west wing of the fortress.
In May 1945, the garrison was evacuated.

The fortress today:
The defence work is nowadays a museum with exhibit...
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Godley Head Battery, Lyttelton

Godley Head Battery, Lyttelton

The new Godley Head battery was the largest defence work undertaken in the South Island since the building of Fort Jervois, some 54 years earlier. The design was a direct copy of those used at the Motutapu and Palmer Head batteries. The new Godley Head battery's primary purpose was counter bombardment with a secondary one of supporting the examination battery at Battery Point. Counter bombardme...
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Germany Battery - Goeben

Germany Battery - Goeben

A German coast battery stands on the island of Wolin and defended the bay of Pomerania against assaults from sea.
Battery "Goeben" is constructed between 1938 and 1939 and consisted of a fire-control tower (see picture) and three 283 mm canons.
In 1940, these canons were dismantled and brought to Norway.

Battery "Goeben" today:
The batter...
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The Needles -  New Battery

The Needles - New Battery

"The Needles" new battery is a product of subsidence problems and concerns about the old battery.
The main armanant composed of three BL 9.2 inch (233.7 mm) pieces and saw action during World War Two.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
No rating yet09/04/2009291Google Earth Logo
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The Needles -  Old Battery

The Needles - Old Battery

This Victorian coastal battery was used during World War 2 as observation point for the 'New battery'. It's main armanant composed of anti-aircraft guns.

The battery today: It is currently opened to the public.

Website:www.nationaltrust.org.uk/main/w-theneedlesoldbattery
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Grain Circles Mander

Grain Circles Mander

These grain circles can be found in holland very close to the german border.
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Battery nr. 21

Battery nr. 21

A Polish coastal battery was part of the Rejonu Umocnionego Hel. The main armanant composed of two 75mm "Schneider" guns.
During the Battle of Hel in 1939, this battery took down 30 German fighterplanes.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.

Address:Lesna, Hel
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Fort Popton, Milford Haven, Wales

Fort Popton, Milford Haven, Wales

A Palmerton fort completed in 1864 as part of the inner line of defence of Milford Haven together with Hibberston Fort on the opposite bank. It is comrised of two batteries, Moncrieff battery on the west side and Open Battery on the north. Abandoned at the start of the 20th century it was used again during the Second World War. Bought in 1957 by BP to be used as an oil terminal it was renovated...
No rating yet03/22/2006390Google Earth Logo
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Battery Mundesley

Battery Mundesley

This English coastal battery was built between 1940 and 1941. The main armanant composed of two 6-inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
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Battery Rubha nan Sasan

Battery Rubha nan Sasan

This English coastal battery was built in 1941 to defend Loch Ewe against a possible German invasion.
The main armanant consisted of two 6 inch (152.4 mm) guns.

The battery today:It is currently abandoned.

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Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

Punta Carnero Alto Battery near Gibraltar

This battery used to have four 120mm Vickers guns in a four position monobloc, with concrete covered magazines and storage an intrinsic part of the battery; it is rapidly becoming overgrown.
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Blyth Battery, Blyth

Blyth Battery, Blyth

A Twentieth Century coastal battery and associated pillbox, tank trap and military building are visible as a series of structures on air photographs. Some of the features are visible on the latest 1988-1993 Ordnance Survey vertical photography. These features represent the northernmost area of Blyth Battery, a coastal artillery battery situated on South Beach, Blyth. The battery was constructed...
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