Monument record COR 036 - World War II tank trap.

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A tank trap (rail block) of World War II date near Corton


Grid reference Centred TM 53810 97689 (19m by 10m)
Map sheet TM59NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

Two pairs of anti-tank cubes can be seen on either side of the railway line to the west of Corton on 1941 aerial photographs (S1). These cubes would have formed a rail block, which would have prevent enemy forces from using the transport lines. This particular rail block is situated in a gap (due to the railway) in the large anti-tank ditch in this area (see record COR 035). The rail block is still 'in situ' on 1944 aerial photographs (S2).

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. S/423 H13 1416 Frm85 20-Aug-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. HLA/694 Frms3096-3097 26-Mar-1944.

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Record last edited

Oct 21 2004 4:56PM

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