Welcome to this blog which is intended to accompany a website on how Suffolk was defended during the Second War. The blog will describe my trips out and about looking for the remains of the Second War defences while the Website will concentrate on putting these into context.

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Monday, 17 September 2012

Eastern Command Line - Northern Extension:part 2

Continuing with my journey up north, I took some time to look at some of the pillboxes in the Nordelph area. This area seems to have been particularly heavily defended - Mike Osborne in his book '20th Century Defences in Britain - Norfolk' lists 12 shell proof Type 24's and  four Type 28's still surviving between Denver Slice and Three Holes (along the Pophams Eau spur) amongst other surviving defence structures. I only had time to look at a few of these.
The following pictures show some of the Type 24's and a Home Guard store in Nordelph.

Above: A Shell Proof Type 24 - note a second Type 24 in the background in the second photo

Close as I could get to this Shell Proof Type 24

Another Shell Proof Type 24

A typical brick built Home Guard Store for explosives / inflammables etc

Final post in this thread will look at some of the pillboxes along Pophams Eau. Work continuing in the background on the website - never being content to finish off one subject once started, the first in a series of pages on Suffolk's part in OVERLORD soon to be posted!!

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