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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.
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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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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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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.
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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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Mistra Battery, Mellieha area, Malta

Mistra Battery, Mellieha area, Malta

Mistra Battery is or was one of the most beautiful coastal batteries built in the Mellieha area. Nowadays it is being used as a fish-farm, where a number of alterations were made on it, destroying also parts of it.

Although the building of a battery was mentioned in the report prepared by the commissioners of fortifications Fontet and D’Arginy, it seems that this battery was not...
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Point du Hoc Battery, Normandy - May 1944

Point du Hoc Battery, Normandy - May 1944

Overhead aerial of the gun battery at Pointe du Hoc, consisting of four medium casemates, after air bombardment. The battery was captured by a detachment of the 2nd Ranger Battalionn, 1st US Division, on 6 June 1944, who held it against numerous counter-attacks until relieved the following day. The casemates were found to contain dummy guns.
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