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Offline unfairytale

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #8 on: November 04, 2009, 22:38:28 »
Thre was quite a lot of trenches and fox holes in the woods by the memorial but the council 'tidied' the memorial and surrounding area for the centenary celebration of Beleriots landing, destroying much that was there. It's still worth a scout around though.
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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #7 on: November 04, 2009, 22:33:53 »
Thanks, I've been thinking about having a look at the Bleriot Monument and then poking about in the woods there. Anything else worth seeing in that area?

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2009, 22:25:27 »
The pill box is an anti-tank one. The royal corps of logistics had all their sheds there back in the eighties. as well as their assault course.
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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2009, 22:15:20 »
I have had a look, not much to see unfortunatly although its well worth having a mooch round that area. Just round the horseshoe there's the remains of an old assault course.
 I think that pillbox may have been part of a sentry post  for the entrance to the barracks behind.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2009, 21:51:58 »
This pillbox is a bit further round at the foot of the Horseshoe Bastion. Has anyone had a look in it?


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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #3 on: May 16, 2009, 23:14:12 »
Mike Osborne's book Defending Britain has a picture of these and says that the medieval wall near the Constable's Tower had an anti-tank gun on it. He says they were to funnel the enemy into killing zones.

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Re: Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2009, 22:38:42 »
There's an anti-tank ditch on the opposite side of the road too. I wonder if the spur tunnel was also mined at this time: If so these blocks might have stoped any armoured coloumn from going round the blockage.  :-\
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Anti Tank Blocks, Dover Castle
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2009, 20:41:29 »
On the north west side of Dover Castle is a line of anti tank blocks and also 3 rows of blocks leading up the side of a embankment.










 

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