Become our sponsor and display your banner here
Results 1 to 6 of 6

North Wales Anti-Tank Beach Defences

Article about: Just returned from a lovely weekend in North Wales at Morfa Bychan, Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. While walking in the sand dunes near the beach I came across some Anti-Tank defences, I

  1. #1

    Default North Wales Anti-Tank Beach Defences

    Just returned from a lovely weekend in North Wales at Morfa Bychan, Black Rock Sands near Porthmadog. While walking in the sand dunes near the beach I came across some Anti-Tank defences, I assume from 1940 when we (British) were under immanent threat of invasion. I am thinking these were placed here in case the Germans decided they were going to launch an invasion from Nazi sympathetic Ireland at the time ???

    I can find no reference to these on the internet?
    Cheers
    Click to enlarge the picture Click to enlarge the picture IMG_2980.jpg   IMG_2979.jpg  

    IMG_3002.jpg   IMG_3003.jpg  

    IMG_3004.jpg   IMG_3006.jpg  

    IMG_3007.jpg   IMG_3008.jpg  

    IMG_3009.jpg   IMG_3012.jpg  

    IMG_3015.jpg   IMG_3016.jpg  

    IMG_3017.jpg   IMG_3018.jpg  

    IMG_3019.jpg   IMG_3020.jpg  


  2. #2

    Default

    Great to see these. There are lots of WWII defences along the west of Wales and some further inland.

    Some info and links on this thread that might be of interest to you.

    Digging a WW2 stopline in Wales
    Regards,

    Jerry

    Whatever its just an opinion.

  3. #3

    Default

    Thanks, will have a read now

  4. #4

    Default

    I have just remembered that I spoke to a caravan owner while I was taking the pictures, he had a tank defence in his rear garden of his static caravan, he mentioned there were far more defences built further south at Fairbourne, if you go on Google maps, they can clearly be seen !!

  5. #5

    Default

    I holidayed there once as a kid but missed those, I would have had a great game of war with my friends if we had seen them !

    Nick
    "In all my years as a soldier, I have never seen men fight so hard." - SS Obergruppenfuhrer Wilhelm Bittrich - Arnhem

  6. #6

    Default

    Hi Nick

    Yes its a really nice place if the weather is good ! I may have a trip down to Fairbourne later in the summer near Barmouth, there are lots more sturdy defences there !

    Cheers

Similar Threads

  1. 05-31-2015, 01:58 PM
  2. 08-15-2014, 05:50 PM
  3. 12-01-2013, 08:03 PM
  4. 08-30-2011, 04:49 AM
  5. Anti-tank or what?

    In Ordnance and ammo
    01-23-2010, 05:58 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •