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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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NEEDLES on the roof of an old hangar

NEEDLES on the roof of an old hangar

This is the site of the old Riverview Needles Airport, which was closed 1964-65.
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The Needles

The Needles

The Needles is a row of distinctive stacks of chalk that rise out of the sea off the western extremity of the Isle of Wight, England, close to Alum Bay. A lighthouse has stood at the western end of the formation since 1859. The formation takes its name from a needle-shaped pillar called Lot's Wife that used to stand in its midst until it collapsed in a storm in 1764. The remaining rocks are all...
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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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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.
No rating yet09/04/2009280Google Earth Logo
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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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Battery Scheveningen Nord

Battery Scheveningen Nord

This German coastal battery at Scheveningen was built between 1941 an 1945. The main armanant composed of four 15,5cm guns.
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The battery today:
It is currently abandoned.
No rating yet08/31/2009316Google Earth Logo
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WWII Heavy Anti Aircraft gun battery at Ballymenach near Campbeltown

WWII Heavy Anti Aircraft gun battery at Ballymenach near Campbeltown

This heavy anti-aircraft battery is situated in a field just above the beach, on the E side of the B842 public road, N of Campbeltown. Four brick and concrete gun-emplacements, a command position survive with one other building stepped up the bank towards the road.
No records have yet been found describing any armament for this Battery, it is possible that it was built as late as the 195...
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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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Coastal Battery Den Hoorn on Texel

Coastal Battery Den Hoorn on Texel

The battery was declared Provincial Monument as one of the last examples of Dutch fortress construction and was restored in 1994.
The battery consist of a command post, 3 gun emplacemants, 3 ammunition and 2 crew bunker and 3 survey bunker.
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