by Daniel Russ on January 7, 2012

World War II pillbox

Pillbox, English Coastline


Pillbox, Texas, Spanish War

Ft. Travis, Port Bolivar Texas


Island of Nevis, pillbox

Fort Charles, Pillbox


Pillbox, English Canals

Pillbox, Balmaha River, UK


Wordl War II pillboxes

Pilbox UK Beach


Pillboxes are the last vestige of the static defenses of World Wars I and II. People say new weapons make them worthless, but that isn’t entirely true. Every occupational force uses static forward bases. The Maginot Line was the greatest example of how static defenses can become targets and death traps. Today small redoubts with limited views are truly obsolete. Pillboxes festoon the beaches of France and England and tell a story about their bloody history.


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