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Guess the Architecture for 8/6/2019

Posted August 06, 2019 2:00 PM by MaggieMc

Can you guess this week's building?

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08/06/2019 2:19 PM

Looks like a German pillbox....

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08/06/2019 11:49 PM

Pretty good guess Solar Eagle given how far away you are. But you are too modern and the wrong side of the Channel. These were Martello Towers built along the English coast. I think of them as being a Sussex thing (my home county) but this one is Suffolk (If you imagine the UK as a fat bloke with sitting down Suffolk is the arse). They were built as defence against Napoleaonic invasion

https://www.uniquehomestays.com/self-catering/uk/suffolk/woodbridge/the-found/

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08/07/2019 12:27 AM

Napoleonic wars, what did they shoot, arrows?

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08/07/2019 12:50 AM

Cannon.

Single piece mounted so it could be rotated to cover the visible horizon

They were designed to take out ships at sea and at longer range than the French warships own cannon.

There's a wiki article (isn't there for everything) and they were built all over the old Empire. Although to be fair we were fighting the French everywhere

Archers were more a 14th century weapon for defeating the French

>Raises two fingers in customary salute (even if the origins are somewhat murky)

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08/07/2019 10:18 AM

Not just S.E.England there are two in Pembroke Dock S.W. Wales

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08/11/2019 8:06 AM

who got it right?

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