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  1. PzJgr

    PzJgr Drill Instructor

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    Interesting reading. I wish you luck in your endeavor to preserve this bit of history.
     
  2. T. A. Gardner

    T. A. Gardner Genuine Chief

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    Humorously aside, I couldn't figure out until just now why a guy that went around hunting pillboxes used the screen name at least as I pronounced it "pillboxes suk". Amazing how things can be misconstrewed isn't it?
     
  3. Martin Bull

    Martin Bull Acting Wg. Cdr

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    Many thanks to Neil for posting such an excellent 'virtual tour' ...most interesting.
     
  4. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Hi Neil, and welcome to the forums ! :cool:
    Thanks for the pics of Kincraig, it's a site I've always managed to miss when I'm over there.
     
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    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    This is a copy of an email I just received-

    Dear Members

    I have recently received an email from Stephen Spiteri in Malta, noting publication of the latest volume of ARX, the Online Journal of Military Architecture and Fortificationpublished by the Fortress Explorer Society.
    This document can be printed and contains active links to other resources on the web.

    Volumes 1 to 4, hitherto available as HTML files from our website, will also be combined into one PDF issue (cover below).


    [​IMG]

    He also says:

    If you would like to receive this journal (free of charge) please e-mail arxsp639@maltanet.net

    THERE IS A WHOLE WORLD OF FORTIFICATIONS OUT THERE WAITING TO BE REDISCOVERED, EXPLORED, AND STUDIED … join us at www.fortress-explorer.org

    Historians and researchers wishing to publish their studies in this journal are invited to submit their articles in word format together with illustrations (jpeg) to the Editor via e-mail at (arxsp639@maltanet.net)

    ARX webpage has had around 11,000 hits last year.
     
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    Thanks Gordon, another fine link and a hell of a lot of useful information too. The pdf (cover) link does not seem to work though.
     
  7. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Cheers Skip. I noticed that too, might just be my fault though.
     
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    Birkbeck College Faculty of Lifelong Learning CONFLICT ARCHAEOLOGY
    WEEKEND
    WORKSHOP

    Firepower-the Royal Artillery Museum Saturday 8th March & Sunday 9th
    March
    10.00am – 5.00pm Anderson's and Ack Ack - an introduction to the theory

    and techniques of the Conflict Archaeology of the 20th Century.

    This weekend workshop is designed to bring together Archaeologists,
    Historians, Teachers, Museum Curators, and Living History
    Practitioners,
    in fact, anyone who has an interest in researching the archaeology of
    20th
    Century Conflicts in Britain and presenting that research to the
    public.


    Confirmed Speakers include Andy Brockman and Martin Brown who took part
    in
    the recent Time Team- Blitzkrieg on Shooters Hill, Neil Faulkner of
    the “Great War Archaeology Group,” who excavated the crash site of
    Zeppelin L48 in Essex, Renata Peters who carried out investigative
    conservation on artefacts for the “Finding the Fallen,” exhibition at
    the
    National Army Museum and televisions Trench Detectives and Roger J C
    Thomas, Military Support Officer at English Heritage.

    There will also be a Living History Programme running throughout the
    weekend with, among others, members of La Columna, 10th Essex and The
    Invicta Military Vehicles Preservation Trust.


    The workshop will take place in the spectacular surroundings of
    Firepower-
    The Royal Artillery Museum, at Woolwich Arsenal and participants will
    also
    have access to the museum galleries throughout the weekend. This
    includes
    an accompanied Gallery visit with members of the Museums curatorial
    staff.


    Finally there will be the chance to go on a guided field trip to look
    at
    the surviving military archaeology of the Shooters Hill area and Anti
    Invasion Stop Line Central, the subject of the recent Time Team
    programme "Blitzkrieg on Shooters Hill."

    This is a unique chance to see what is going on in the fascinating
    world
    of Conflict Archaeology, where to find out more and how to get
    involved.


    To enrol please call our central enrolments team on; 020 7631 6651.

    The workshop costs just £80.00 including Tea and Coffee. [£40.00
    concessions- Seniors/Job Seekers/Working Family Tax Credit/Income
    Support /Housing or Council Tax Benefit].
     
  11. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Many of the CAIRN members that attended the last two FOC conferences will be
    aware of the survey work we are doing at the D-Day site of Pointe du Hoc in
    Normandy. We will be continuing our survey work from March 10-20 and if any
    CAIRN members are in the area and would like to visit us please feel free to
    visit. We will be doing some geo-physical work, laser scanning and some low
    level aerial photography work.

    One of the things I am particularly interested in is identifying individual
    bomb and shell craters and tying them to a particular air-raid and size of
    bomb. The aerial photography record is not complete and only about 25% of
    the craters can be attributed to a particular raid. I am going to
    investigate if there is a way to identify a crater by analysis of its
    physical dimensions and I would be interested to know if any CAIRN members
    are aware of any similar work in this area.

    Richard


    Dr. Richard Burt, MRICS
    Associate Professor & Associate Department Head
    Department of Construction Science
    Texas A&M University
    TX, 77843-3137

    979-845-0994

    *********************

    Richard and Peter: There is a formal process for crater analysis, although it may not give you ordnance size specifically. The references I have are:

    U.S. War Dept. Technical Manual TM E9-1901 - Identification of Japanese Shells and Shell Fragments; Location of Enemy Batteries dated 1945 (This is the intro to Crater Analysis).

    United Nations
    2003 Crater Analysis. School for Peace Support Operations Training Manual, New York. I have a copy - this is a color spiral bound piece meant to go with a power point based training session.

    The two together provide the basis of large ordnance crater analysis. The TM should be findable by interlibrary loan. The UN one, I am not so sure, but try ILL. If you don't turn it up, let me know and I will copy what I have.

    Doug Scott
     
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    Haven't heard of a good aircraft recovery for a while...
    The last flight of Spitfire P8563
    The Hexham Courant
     
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