Anti-Invasion Defences of WWII Talk

08/11/2021  |  7:30 p.m.

Mersea Island Community Association 38A High St, West Mersea, Colchester CO5 8QA


The coast of England is peppered with reminders of our wartime past. Invasion by German forces was considered a real possibility by 1940 and protecting the nation against this looming threat was placed in the hands of Commander in Chief of Home Forces. Much of the network of defences they designed are still visible today, particularly in the South-East of England where invasion was most likely to occur.

Join us for a 45 minute talk from CITiZAN's Chris Kolonko, a specialist in 20th century military coastal defences, to learn more learn more about General Ironside and the coastal defences of WWII, examples of which can still be seen around Mersea Island.

Mersea Island coastal Archaeologists Oliver Hutchinson and Danielle Newman will also be on hand to discuss recent work on the island and upcoming opportunities to get involved in the project. 

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