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Pillbox at Akeld (Akeld)

A pillbox, a small concrete bunker designed to house a gun, has been recorded at this site. During World War II (1939-45) it was feared that Germany might try and invade Britain. To help defend the island many defences, including pill boxes, were built.

Reference number:N1655
Historical period: Second World War (1939 to 1945)

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Source of Reference
Local History of Akeld


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