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Dover 1943 - Defence of the Realm

This 9.2 inch rifle guarding the island “aircraft carrier” is intended to “repel boarders.” It does not take part in cross-channel duels. From its railway mounting it fires a 380-pound shell. Calculating the height and range of German planes is the job of this crew of the Auxiliary Territorial Service at Dover. The Lance-Corporal and her team relay their findings to the director for calculation. All four wear battledress. Back to Dover 1943 Index Next Back