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    Default Fort Henry, Gun Emplacement and Pillboxes, Studland - November 2012


    In 1940, the coastline at Studland Bay was one of the two stretches of Dorset coast where a German invasion was considered most likely and it was fortified as a part of British anti-invasion preparations of World War II.

    On April 18, 1944, King George VI, General Sir Bernard Montgomery and General Dwight D. Eisenhower, met here to observe the training troops and discuss the plans for the coming battle.


    Fort Henry, built by Canadian engineers in 1943.













    Dragons Teeth





    Gun emplacement/magazine.









    Pillboxes (there are more in the area).


    Last edited by Harry; 3rd Nov 12 at 18:40.

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    Great pic's Harry, I didn't know that lot was there, looks great, nice day for it too.

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    Ooo nice work there and some great concrete porn.
    May the shadow of Murphy never darken your door."
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    You see something new every day. Excellent stuff :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Ooo nice work there and some great concrete porn.
    Thanks NC... it's been a weekend of it!

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    Nice stuff. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by night crawler View Post
    Ooo nice work there and some great concrete porn.
    LOL, Enjoying this particular lot of concrete porn, some serious concrete there. Great stuff

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    Thanks for posting great photos, been going to the Bournemouth, Poole, Studland area for regular holidays for a number of years, but only found out about and visited Fort Henry on our last visit.

    Missed the pill-box in second from last photo...so I guess i will have to make another visit when in the area ( and The Bankes Arms if its still open).

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    Great stuff!
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