Reconnaissance photo of Shoreham-by-Sea

This aerial photograph was taken by a plane of the German Luftwaffe. It is focused on Shoreham-by-Sea to the west of Brighton.

It was one of several taken of the English South Coast to prepare for an invasion. Numerous defensive measure and possible hinderances to German forces are marked on the photograph.

In this photograph, Shoreham beach is noted as presenting a hindrance to German tanks (Panzerhindnis). Possible defensive trenches (Splittergraben) are identified at two points.

Shoreham Fort has been circled in and identified on the bottom right of the photo. Originally built in 1857, a battery of six inch guns had been erected on the fort to help defend against German invasion.

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