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Discussion in 'Vietnam Memories Photo Album' started by rooter, Jul 7, 2020.
TRAINING OBSTACLES LIKE THOSE ENCOUNTERED AT THE NORMANDY INVASION ....
I seem to remember Dad saying there were railroad tracks sticking up along the shore. Maybe they were rigged in a way similar to the wooden spikes in the concrete in the photo. Probably designed to keep the crafts from getting to shallow water to unload.
UK had them along all their coasts, various shapes and sizes.
We lived in Gullane, Scotland, 3 minutes from the shore in 1962 or so. The tank traps there were large concrete blocks placed along the beach.
Aberdeen has coastal defenses left over from WWII. These watch posts/block houses were scattered about 200 yard apart. The round objects probably stood a lot higher out of the sand when they were put in to stop a potential invasion.
The main harbor in Shetland had a blockhouse at its entrance armed with torpedos