Anti-Aircraft Battery near Coventry, West Midlands

Anti-Aircraft Battery near Coventry, West Midlands
Photograph taken October 1998 © Copyright Historic England Archive ref: nmr 18174/06

Facing north through west, this World War II anti-aircraft battery lies 9km north of Coventry in farmland close to Fillongley. As a centre of wartime manufacturing, Coventry was heavily defended by gun emplacements such as these, with many positioned in outlying districts to provide early defence from the Luftwaffe.

Location

West Midlands Coventry

Period

World War Two (1939 - 1945)

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war defence aircraft battery aerial view 1990s (1990 - 1999) bombing blitz world war two (1939 - 1945)