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126 Blog: Roadblock recce (27) - the 'Maginot Line'
A Canadian war diary jokingly refers to the locality around Langney Bridge as the "Maginot Line" and looking at both British and German documents, we can see why.
17 August 2009
127 Blog: Roadblock recce (26) - Stone Cross
Stone Cross was an important road junction and was therefore defended as a nodal point, with five roadblocks defining the perimeter.
17 August 2009
128 Blog: Roadblock recce (25) - Buxted
I spent the day looking for roadblocks around Buxted; I found no remains of any, but did come across some pillboxes.
10 August 2009
129 Blog: Defended localities - St. Leonards - Hastings
I spent today in the St. Leonards - Hastings area investigating platoon localities on the seafront, based on maps I found in the National Archives.
8 August 2009
130 Blog: Roadblock recce (24) - St. Leonards
After a break from surveying roadblocks, I got back into the swing of things by driving out to St. Leonards to investigate some sites in the area.
8 August 2009
131 Blog: Is HMS Forward sunk?
The tunnels that form part of the underground Naval HQ at South Heighton seem to be causing damage to a road in a housing estate built on top of them.
21 July 2009
132 Blog: All quiet on the blogging front
It's been two months since I last posted on my blog; unfortunately everything's gone haywire in my life and so I'm behind on things.
11 July 2009
133 Blog: X doesn't quite mark the spot
Since my discovery of a treasure map I've made a couple of trips out into the field to see if I could find any defence works using it.
10 May 2009
134 Blog: A treasure map
Following my discovery of first one - then two - defended localities on the Downs, I did some searching amongst the digital photos of archive documents on my PC and turned up a 'treasure map' showing the battle positions in the area.
8 May 2009
135 Blog: 24 more trenches - and another buried HQ!
Following my discovery of a platoon locality with a buried HQ, another trip up onto the Downs revealed another locality with an identical buried HQ.
4 May 2009
136 Blog: Downs underground bunker - can you help?
I was on a Sunday school outing about 25 years ago and ended up exploring an underground chamber up on the Downs. I looked for it again about 10-15 years ago and presume it was demolished, but can anyone else remember it?
3 May 2009
137 Blog: Platoon locality with buried HQ
I took an aimless wander along a stretch of the Downs that I'd previously not explored. I wasn't expecting to find anything except some beautiful scenery, so I was surprised to find an intact platoon locality with a buried HQ.
2 May 2009
138 Blog: Getting my Vickers in a twist
I've been out and about the past few weeks looking at potential Vickers machine gun posts up on the Downs.
18 April 2009
139 Blog: Downs defended locality
Following on from my investigation of Vickers Gun positions, I went up onto the Downs looking for what promised to be an interesting defended locality held by two platoons and a Vickers section.
18 April 2009
140 Blog: Shrapnel, a weasel, an echinoid and a geocache
The surreal title of this post describes the sort of day I've had; a series of unusual finds.
13 April 2009
141 Blog: National Archives visit
I was so busy at the archives yesterday that I didn't have time to write about some interesting finds.
8 April 2009
142 Blog: Lies, damn lies and statistics...
I've been asked to explain my list of statistics generated by my main database to appear on the homepage. So if you want to know how many defence works I've recorded so far, there's a few things you need to get your head round.
26 March 2009
143 Blog: Roadblock recce (23) - Offham
Offham had one roadblock and several barrel flame traps; having finished my walk across Mount Harry and up on Offham Hill I decided to have a look.
22 March 2009
144 Blog: Mount Harry defended locality
I went out to Offham near Lewes to investigate Mount Harry, one of a string of defended localities along the top of the Downs, eventually locating six slit trenches.
22 March 2009
145 Blog: New trenches - with bullet holes?
I found what appear to be bullet holes in some ironwork at a defended locality on the Downs. The position also yielded some slit trenches and a Vickers Gun position.
21 March 2009
146 Blog: Artillery observation post
I went up onto the downs today, but this wasn't a Downsforce expedition; I was looking for an artillery observation post (OP) on Windover Hill and I think I've found it.
15 March 2009
147 Blog: Roadblock recce (22) Exceat Bridge
Following my discovery of an observation post on Windover Hill, I moved down to Exceat Bridge to the site of a roadblock.
15 March 2009
148 Blog: Three years on
The Defence of East Sussex Project is three years old; I'm amazed at what I've managed to find in both the archives and the field.
10 March 2009
149 Blog: Roadblock recce (21) - Lewes
I visited a total of 14 roadblock sites in Lewes and the surrounding area today, finding only a batch of buoys that are already well-known.
8 March 2009
150 Blog: Trenchcam - new angles on a preserved trench
I went back to the intact trench I found last week in order to get better photographs and to try and understand construction details.
7 March 2009

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