Welcome to Dorset Allsorts

We'll be posting a variety of facts and photos of whatever takes our fancy as we wander around Dorset. They may be of churches, buildings, visitor attractions or natural scenes – in fact there will be all sorts! We hope they will give you a glimpse of some of the sights this beautiful county has to offer.

Sunday, 31 October 2010

Bombs and Bunkers

Being on the south coast, Dorset was an important line of defence against invasion in WWII and these bunkers, known as Pillboxes, are to be found scattered along the coast. 

This pillbox is on Chesil Beach near Abbotsbury.

We found this pillbox in a lovely position overlooking picturesque Warbarrow Bay near Tyneham.

We have also recently discovered that 'The Bouncing Bomb', made famous in the Damn Busters movie, was tested in the lagoon known as The Fleet, which is near Abbotsbury.  The shell of one is on display at the local Swannery.

You might want to have a look at some of our tank photos too while you are here!

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