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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As Stewart and Campbell were travelling to Dover, another of the conspirators, Connor Fraser-Clark, texted his wife, Alison, from Gun Emplacement Cottage, saying: "Things are changing again.
The gang was sentenced last week, with the court hearing details of the elaborate smuggling scheme that included at least one drop-off while key figures were based at Gun Emplacement Cottage, described as the closest house to France on the English mainland.
d building a Confederate gun emplacement. (2) According to the Fugitive Slave Act, escaped slaves who made it to the North a had to be returned to their masters.
If you like gun emplacements, Guernsey's collection is among the world's finest: many boast a brand new coat of Dulux, and Castle Cornet, bastion of the English Crown for 800 years, fires an 18th century cannon each day.
I later joined the Home Guard, transferred from the 25 Battalion (Infantry) to the gun emplacement at Bradley and was later called up in the Navy, then transferred to the Army, shipped out to India and Burma and finished up at the North West Frontier.
"The structure, overall shape and the bizarre geometry of the windows bring to mind either a doll's house or the outcome of an architectural student's failed first attempt, with brutal lines reminiscent of a concrete Channel Island gun emplacement."
Modern times have brought different kinds of threats--the site was used as gun emplacement during Cambodia's prolonged civil war and the surrounding area extensively landmined.
Gun Emplacement Cottage, the gardens of which drop onto the White Cliffs of Dover, was used as a base by the criminals as they waited for drug-laden helicopters to land nearby.
Restoration completed at the John Point lookout, gun emplacement and observation post
He also saw the bodies of dozens of British soldiers piled up against a concrete gun emplacement near Sword beach, including a Lance Corporal who stood out because of the newly-whitened chevrons on his shoulder.
Every bay and headland featured the overgrown and crumbling remnants of a machine-gun post or gun emplacement built to repel an Allied invasion.
Another "delightful" wartime pastime was watching the Spit-fires coming from Fort Dunlop and being delivered to the various aerodromes, as well as listening to "Big Bertha", the gun emplacement near to Castle Bromwich airfield firing at the Jerry planes, and dodging the bullets and tracer shells as the German planes attacked.