“The Last Stand” - The Forgotten Wartime Structures of Great Britain

A book by photographer Marc Wilson.

  • Front Gun Placements - Portland, Dorset, England
  • Pillbox - Abbott’s Cliffe, Kent, England
  • Fort - Brean Down II, Somerset, England
  • Anti-Tank Wall - Lossiemouth II, Moral, Scotland
  • Pillbox - Studland Bay I, Dorset, England
  • Anti-Tank Obstacles - Widemouth Bay, Cornwall, England

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MAC Mle 1921 anti material machine gun prototype

Developed shortly after WW1 by the Manufacture d’Armes de Chatellerault.
13,5x99mm MAC two 20-round removable box magazines, dual trigger set for selective fire, 360° basket mount.

Produced as a anti-aircraft anti-tank machine gun using a modified 13,2x92mmSR Tankgewher cartridge, this prototype was abandonned after its proprietary round was further developed into the 13,2x96mm Hotchkiss and used with the Hotchkiss Mle 1929 machine gun.

Soldier from the 50th Northumbrian Division using a a anti-tank gun QF 6 57mm (6 pounder - ATK/Mk II) in an important way in the area of Lingèvres, Lower-Normandy.

The 6 Pounder anti-tank gun was one of the best british gun during world war 2, used by tank as a gun and infantry as anti tank gun. Entered in service in 1942 during the North Africa campaign.

Place : Lingèvre, Lower-Normandy
Date : June 16, 1944.

A few days after the Normandy landing 50th Northumbrian Division road to Tilly-sur-Seulles is fierce German resistance with members of the Panzer Lehr Division, the battle will be fought in the village of Lingèvre.
The British Army lost 250 men in their mission to liberate all of the citizen.