Atlantic Wall - Sherrifmuir

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Bit of Background
In 1943 a replica section of the Atlantic wall and defensive positions were built in remote moorland in Scotland near Stirling to rehearse for the D-Day landings.

The site contains a mock section of the atlantic wall 86 meters long, 3 meters high and 3 meters thick along half its length. Evidence of the breaching trials can be seen in the wall, including a 4 meter wide breach which has thrown debris back over 30 meters as well as being extensively pitted by impacts from a variety of calibres. On the "seaward" facing side of the wall, there is a defensive anti-tank ditch.

To the northeast of the wall there is a bunker level to the ground featuring two Tobruk observation and firing holes which were a common feature in the coastal defences of Normandy.

The site also has a gun emplacement which resembles the gun emplacements located on the Normandy coast to fire along the beaches.
 

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Nice find and not one I will be visiting at the moment. I think there were a few of these built in different parts of the country for practice attacks. There are also remnants of the old floating harbour you can find over on the West coast at Garlieston
 

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