Monument record GSE 046 - A line of WWII anti-tank cubes stretching for almost 2.5km.

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A line of WWII anti-tank cubes stretching for almost 2.5km in Gisleham parish


Grid reference Centred TM 53318 89174 (776m by 1257m)
Map sheet TM58NW


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Full Description

Anti-tank cubes, placed in a line almost 2.5kn long create a formidable tank trap in Gisleham parish visible on aerial photographs from June 1941 (S1). The feature is still visible on 1944 photographs (S2), and would have formed part of the World War II defences in this area. This feature does not appear on photographs from July 1940 [1950?](S3).

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <S1> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2BC/BR173 FrmG12 17-Jun-1941.
  • <S2> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 106G/LA38 Frms3052-3053 10-Sep-1944.
  • <S3> Photograph: RAF. Air Photograph. 2/BR236 FrmA3 19-Jul-1940.

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Record last edited

Jul 30 2013 8:05AM

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