gun emplacement


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gun emplacement

[′gən em¦plās·mənt]
(ordnance)
Firing location of a gun together with necessary installations, such as camouflage, and ammunition supply.
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There are also the remains of shore gun emplacements at Scremerston, and near Newbiggin-by- the-Sea and Lynemouth.
He adds: "The northern gun emplacement required a turreted gun.
In around 1980, old Irish Guardsmen who served at Ypres in World War One would all tell the same story on a radio phone-in that it was Sam McGonigal who captured a German gun emplacement single handed and should have won the VC.
WORK IN PROGRESS: July 1951 saw traffic in Westgate, Almondbury, disrupted for road widening works (51-2395 ); CHURCH TIMES: The new Anglican church of St Michael and St Helen was taking shape in August 1954 on the Fernside Estate (54-4132); POST-WAR EDUCATION: The site for the proposed Almondbury County Secondary School was already occupied - by a World War 2 anti-aircraft gun emplacement.
The last one was demolished during the Civil War to prevent it being used as a gun emplacement against Dudley Castle.
The maps show buried storage tanks which once held gasoline and various chemicals used at each gun emplacement.
Other finds in some 140 trenches at the site include Roman coins, a 19th century fowling boat and a gun emplacement from the Second World War.
The area got its name because there was a gun emplacement dating from the Second World War a few years earlier.
This was a gun emplacement in Roseworth Estate during the Second World War, alongside a misplaced persons camp.
Plain clothes soldiers, marked by wearing suit jackets to hide their guns, lurk beside the ancient columns of tourist attractions like Luxor and Karnak, the eye catching temples on the banks of the Nile whose entrances are ostentatiously guarded by a machine gun emplacement.
The last mountaintop destination was the most spectacular of all: a World War II American gun emplacement that commanded a sweeping view of just about everything worth seeing on Bora Bora: channels, motus, cruise ships, towns, bays and resorts.