An Atlantic Sea wall and dragon's teeth


pschlute

Link Posted 22/11/2020 - 15:17
The Atlantic Sea wall was built in the middle of Hankley Common in Surrey in 1943. It was used to perfect techniques needed for the D-day landings. Built by the Canadian Army it is 100 metres long and is constructed of steel-reinforced concrete. I cannot imagine what the explosions were like that blasted two big holes in it !
The dragons teeth tank-traps are nearby.

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Defragged

Link Posted 22/11/2020 - 16:48
Hauntingly beautiful.
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pschlute

Link Posted 22/11/2020 - 17:34
Defragged wrote:
Hauntingly beautiful.

It is, especially thanks to the incongruous setting.

An interesting point made on the information board nearby is that the alkaline nature of cement has meant that the entire structure is now colonised by lichen. Found nowhere else on the very acidic common.
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Sry

Link Posted 23/11/2020 - 20:39
Great points of view Peter, and well-processed. Interesting background story too.

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thingsthatihaveseen

Link Posted 24/11/2020 - 12:54
Really interesting set this Peter... fascinating piece of history, and really well seen...

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