Type 22, Leeds Liverpool Canal, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Add Caption...Type 22, Leeds Liverpool Canal

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Bus stop stule pillbox, Burscough, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Bus stop stule pillbox, Burscough

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Pill Box Brick Variant, Lancashire, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Pill Box Brick Variant, Lancashire

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Mushroom Pillbox, Airfield defences, Cumbria, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Mushroom Pillbox, Airfield defences, Cumbria

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Mushroom Pillbox, Cumbria, Airfield defences, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Mushroom Pillbox, Cumbria, Airfield defences

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Gun Placement Variant Lancashire, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Gun Placement Variant Lancashire

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Battery placement and Anti Aircraft, Lancashire, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Battery placement and Anti Aircraft, Lancashire

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Bus stop stule pillbox, Liverpool, Pill Box, WW2, defences, dads army, photography, Landscape Photography, Jack Boniface, world war 2.

Bus stop stule pillbox, Liverpool

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Invasion 

As Britain entered the second world war it saw the Nazi war machine employing new Blitzkrieg tactics leading to the evacuation of the British Expeditionary Force from Dunkirk, France. This shocked the British into action and work began on defences for the looming threat of a Nazi invasion.

This project looks at some of the defences still left in our landscape as a reminder of the threat that was on Britain's door step. Stop-Lines were formed around the coast designed to slow any Nazi advance although defences where never thought to be strong enough to hold out against any real push by the Nazi army. Seven basic pill box designs where issued by the Directorate of Fortifications. Often materials where short or locations difficult so variations and custom builds can be found along side the standard designs.

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