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Defending the Coast Gallery

Available as Framed Prints, Photos, Wall Art and Gift Items

Choose from 63 pictures in our Defending the Coast collection for your Wall Art or Photo Gift. Popular choices include Framed Prints, Canvas Prints, Posters and Jigsaw Puzzles. All professionally made for quick delivery. We are proud to offer this selection in partnership with Historic England.


Martello tower IC266_002 Featured Defending the Coast Print

Martello tower IC266_002

Cut-away reconstruction drawing showing the internal arrangement of a typical two-storey Martello tower on the south-coast in the early 19th century, with soldiers drilling outside. Chris Evans, 1997

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Coast, Defence, Fortification, Georgian, Graphic, Illustration, Military

Coastal battery IC266_003 Featured Defending the Coast Print

Coastal battery IC266_003

Reconstruction drawing showing the layout of a typical Second World War 'emergency' coastal battery comprising two 6-inch naval guns in gun-houses, with a battery observation post behind and a searchlight position to the right. Chris Evans, 1997

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Artillery, Cannon, Coast, Defence, Fortification, Graphic, Illustration, Military, Wartime, Weapon, Ww2

Bull Sand Fort 20620_039 Featured Defending the Coast Print

Bull Sand Fort 20620_039

BULL SAND FORT, Humber Estuary. Aerial view. Standing one and a half miles from shore off Spurn Head on a submerged sandbank, it stands 18 metres high and 25metres in diameter. Bull Sand Fort and its twin Haile Sand Fort were built in 1914 to protect the mouth of the Humber from enemy attack. They were completed just as the First World War broke out. They were also used in the Second World War as anti-aircraft and anti-submarine defences

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