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Machine Gun Dug-out

Following the Dunkirk retreat and the fall of France in 1940, the invasion of England by the Germans was the next expected development. Two anti-invasion machine gun dugout positions were created to defend the southern approaches of Lymington Road.In 1940 there were less trees and undergrowth, and the positions provided a good vantage point for attacking enemy vehicles rounding the bend in the road. Manned by local members of the Home Guard the earthworks from one dugout remains today and can be found on the lefthand side of the footpath from Black Bridge towards Lymington Road. The site is private property, please do not trespass.

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