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The English coastline was heavily defended by antiaircraft guns

The English coastline was heavily defended by antiaircraft guns

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The English coastline was heavily defended by anti-aircraft guns, known as ack-ack guns for the distinctive sound that they made.

At first only light anti-aircraft batteries were installed to protect the harbours and airports

World War Two anti aircraft gun on the East coast of Scotland - Stock Image

Italian Campaign, Summer a Bofors LAA gun, manned by men of a light- anti-aircraft squadron of No. 1319 Wing RAF Regiment, standing at readiness at a ...

155 mm Long Tom gun "Scorpion" of the 4th Marine Defense Battalion.

US-manned 155mm GPF gun of Battery F, 55th Coast Artillery, France 1918

British QF 3.7 inch gun in London in 1939.

German 88 mm flak gun in action against Allied bombers.

German anti-aircraft gunner with a automatic anti-aircraft gun Flak 30 in a trench on the coast of France.

British 114-mm anti-aircraft guns in London. Can you imagine the sound these made?

12-inch gun M1895 on long-range barbette carriage M1917.

An Ottoman redoubt of the Dardanelles Fortified Area. The weapon is possibly a German-made 28 cm SK L/40 gun on a coast defense mount.

Sea spray breaks over a South Coast sea front wall on to an anti aircraft gun

12.8 cm FlaK 40 heavy anti-aircraft gun, one of the effective weapons of

The Royal Navy remained a formidable An Army anti-aircraft gun in action during raid. The Bofors 40mm gun was

A barrage balloon site in Liverpool. Balloon Command grew from 624 balloons in 1939 to

A Japanese anti-aircraft gun in action

Japanese heavy anti-aircraft guns

Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery on Mumbles Hill

3.7-inch AA guns deployed in Hyde Park, London during an air defence exercise in August 1939.

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Typical Endicott period 6-inch (152 mm) disappearing rifle at Battery Chamberlin in San Francisco

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

Anti-Aircraft Guns at Dover Castle, Dover, England

DENMARK: These structures formed part of the Battery of Vigso in Nordjylland, which housed

Fortifications of Gibraltar

[Photo] 8.8 cm FlaK anti-aircraft gun on the French coast, operated by the German Luftwaffe, circa 1942-1943, photo 3 of 3

By 21 May Rommel's Panzers had reached the sea, and all the British and French forces in Belgium were surrounded.

German soldiers in position with a 8,8cm Flak 36 cannon ( anti-aircraft

A battery of 4.5 inch anti-aircraft guns in action at night. In the

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

The 90mm antiaircraft guns on Rendova, as this one, threw up a barrier of fire to protect the troops attacking Munda airfield from enemy air raids and, ...

The early fortifications were promontory forts at Mount Batten (left) and Rame Head (right). Later a Roman-era settlement was established at Stonehouse.

Lossiemouth ...

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

12-inch Mk. IV Howitzer manned by members of the Newfoundland Heavy Artillery Regiments in England in 1942. The tray on the right conveys the 750lb shells ...

An LST brings the 9th Defense Battalion to Rendova Island, set up its artillery and antiaircraft guns to support the assault where the unit helped overcome ...

Photo taken of men at action stations in July 1942. Four 3.7" Heavy Anti-Aircraft ...

As a result the Canadian forces assaulted a heavily defended coast line with no supportive bombardment. Of the 5,000 Canadians who took part, ...

The Pillbox Study Group Website.

6-inch gun M1905 on shielded barbette carriage at Fort Columbia State Park, Washington state, typical of World War II 6-inch batteries.

Wanstone 15-inch gun -'Jane'

(Photo courtesy of Nelopics)

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A superb photograph showing probably No.2 & No.3 guns as they were on Castle Hill in 1943.

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

PICTURE: Heavily damaged 120/41 A coastal gun of Järisevä coastal artillery battery. (Photo taken outside now long gone Coastal Artillery Museum).

Men of the 432 Troop 32nd Australian Heavy Anti-Aircraft Battery on Ack Ack Hill with one of their 3.7" guns - July 1942. Only three guns were calibrated ...

The early fortifications were promontory forts at Mount Batten (left) and Rame Head (right). Later a Roman-era settlement was established at Stonehouse.

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

As a result the Canadian forces assaulted a heavily defended coast line with no supportive bombardment. Of the 5,000 Canadians who took part, ...

A heavy 3.7 inch AA gun in action in the Western desert during WW11 - Stock

A Soviet WW II-era armoured train with anti-aircraft gunners

The light antiaircraft artillery of the 12th Defense Battalion on the deck of an LST approaching Cape Gloucester, New Britain, is poised to fire on Japanese ...

1917 Large Anti aircraft British coast artillery fire firing gunner crew officer shells shell loading breech

British Anti-Invasion Defences 1940-1945

Iconic wartime photo showing Britain's defended coastline. The coastal defences were only intended to slow

Abandoned sea forts off the coast of Britain

KPV heavy machine gun

Map 2: Pacific Coast Defences

The small fortification at St Mawes.

Sir Michael Savory next to an anti-aircraft gun at the Muckleburgh Collection at Weybourne

A battery was established at Fairy Cove around 1740 and it was substantially rebuilt in 1860 into a two-gun installation. It was demolished in the twentieth ...

The 9th Defense Battalion deployed light antiaircraft guns, as this Bofors 40mm weapon, in the Solomons on Rendova and New Georgia, both to protect the ...

ATS officers operate a searchlight

Highdown was decommissioned following the termination of the UK space programme at the end of 1971 and the supporting buildings demolished.

The Predictor team of ATS girls at work.

Earthwork forts, similar to the Queen's Sconce (left), were built to keep the attackers out of artillery range of the town.

Royal Artillery 3.7-inch Anti-aircraft battery at Cornwall on the English Coast. Square emplacements were used after 1944. (English Heritage (NMR) RAF ...

Later, as Britain's overseas interests led to development of a large navy, it became the country's foremost military port prompting a myriad of defensive ...

Coast battery gun at Workington.

Cast Iron Smoothbore Muzzleloading Gun, heavily corroded, No. 1 of 2 on a wooden stand beside the cenotaph.

Lodge Hill, Medway, a reconstruction drawing shows an anti-aircraft gun mounted in

T-15 Heavy IFV Kurganets-25 2S35

A Bofors 40MM gun of 8 Battery, 2/3rd Light Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Photograph courtesy of the AWM and MR R K Bryant)

Two of the guns were on fixed mounts and two were on towed mounts. In 1948 the fort was dis-established, as were essentially all US coast defenses.

CORNWALL: Widemouth Bay near Bude, a popular beach with families and surfers, which

Cracked: The elements had hewn this German defence in two at Wissant, northern France

The Castle Hill 6 inch Battery as seen today. A Coast Guard watch tower was built on the magazine room of No.2 Gun but the other emplacements remain very ...

A BOFORS 40MM GUN OF 8 BATTERY, 2/3RD LIGHT ANTI - AIRCRAFT REGIMENT, OVERLOOKING AN AMERICAN CATALINA MOORED IN CRAWLEY BAY. (Photograph courtesy of the ...

Anti aircraft fort off the Coast of England, WWII. So thats what they looked like in the day!!

Map 1: Atlantic Coast Defences

6-pounder 7-cwt QF Anti-Tank Gun.

An anti-aircraft gun at Mont Rossignol

ATS girls working the Kine-Theodolite which photographs the shell burst, thereby checking the

(Colin Stone Photos)

10-inch disappearing Gun M1895 being loaded by the 10th (K) Co., 13th Regiment, June, 1908, Fort Hamilton, Brooklyn, New York, USA. (Library of Congress ...

Marines operating an optical gun director