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.