Observation post, RBG Kew, 1939

Observation post, RBG Kew, 1939. © RBG KEW

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Observation Post in Cambridge Cottage Garden, RBG Kew, autumn 1939. Observation posts, where soldiers were placed to monitor possible enemy movement, were assembled throughout the country. Some of these were temporary structures such as this one, made of timber and sandbags, while others can still be seen around Britain today.

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Media ID 10645476

Date: 12th February 2015

Copyright Status: Copyrighted Work

Owner URL: http://www.kew.org/

Credit: Copyright RBG Kew

Filename: p152 - 006838LA20120726-001 observation post.jpg

Image Size: 4122 x 3458 Pixels

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Associated Categories: History

Associated Categories: History

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