Monument record GSE 045 - A length ofWorld War II tank trap.

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A length ofWorld War II tank trap in Gisleham parish


Grid reference Centred TM 53105 89097 (844m by 1353m)
Map sheet TM58NW


Type and Period (1)

Full Description

A section of World War II anti-tank ditch which runs for over 1.75km in the parish of Gisleham can be seen on aerial photographs from July 1941 (S1). It does not appear on photographs from June 1941 (S2), so it can be assumed that it was constructed between these two dates. It can also be seen in 1944 (S3). Some parts of the ditch have a gently sloping accompanying bank, while others don't.

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2B/BR85 FrmH5 20-Jul-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 FrmG12 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3052-3054 10-Sep-1944.

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:05AM

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