Wednesday, 11 February 2009

Stop the Panzer!

Here at the side of the Coventry canal at the start of the Tam Aqueduct is a Pill Box.

And here at Hopwas Wood bridge is yet another emplacement protecting the Bridge, the canal and overlooking the River Tame flowing at the bottom of a steep embankment. During 1940-1941 twenty-eight thousand of these Pill Boxes were built to protect us from the threatened invasion of Hitler's Panzers.

1 comment:

indigodream said...

The Kennet and Avon is also lined with old pill boxes. It's a bit of a mystery as I can't imagine any waterway less likely to be used as an invasion route. It's too shallow for a U-boat and a fleet would soon get held up in its lock-infested length!