Life in Newburgh on Ythan

By Talpa

Dark times

Things are very tough at the moment but previous generations have survived worse, much, much worse.
Back in 1941 Nazi Germany were poised to invade Britain. To help prevent this an enormous effort was put into constructing beach defences.
This brick and concrete pillbox and a kilometre long wall made of steel scaffolding poles were built in 1941 to help hinder any landing on the Newburgh beaches. The pillbox is unusual in that it faces inland rather than, as is usual, towards the beach and out to sea. The reason for this is that the pillbox and scaffolding wall protected a coastal gun battery and were designed to prevent an attack from the rear by any troops who had managed to land and to infiltrate behind the beach. 

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