Hang Wood, Bath and North East Somerset

No tanks at Hang Wood

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This innocent field of crops bears little testament to the past. At the outbreak of WWII the military decided to dig long lines of ditches to prevent enemy tanks from progressing easily to Bristol and Bath. The large earthworks were here, running up from the valley near Hang Wood and then proceeding on eastwards to the Rivers Frome and Avon. This was known as Stop Line Green, but after a year or so the threat of invasion dwindled; the ditches were largely filled in again.

Uploaded to Geograph by Neil Owen on 13 April 2017

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