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Marching slowly to oblivion

April - Clive

Pill box on a deserted shingle beach moving slowly into the sea.
This is a picture of a WW2 Pill Box on the beach at Kelling Hard, North Norfolk. Successive high tides have washed it down from low cliff fortifications to the shingle beach. It is part of a coastal defence system hastily constructed in spring 1940 that stretches from Sheringham to Cley (Cley will be familiar to the bird watchers amongst us!). These defences are I believe of historic national importance but are being allowed to be washed into the sea without any attempts to preserve them. What a contrast to the occupied islands of Jersey and Guernsey that have conscientiously preserved the defences of their WW2 occupier so we can understand the impact of recent history.
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