Why Decaying Sea Forts were Abandoned in Great Britain
World War II was the largest and most devastating conflict in human history, causing untold destruction all across the world as well as massive political and cultural change. To this day there are many markers, remnants or reminders of this devastating war in countries across the world. One need not go that far off the coast of England in order to see what World War II has left behind in the UK. For example, there exists many sea forts, called the Maunsell Sea Forts, which were built to defend British sovereignty against the relentless German bombings throughout the early 1940s. And while the Sea Forts accomplished their goal, proving to be a valuable defense against German planes, their story extends far beyond WWII and even their military service, as after the war these forts became the sites for pirate radio stations, planned explosions and even an independent nation. Follow the link to download the game and get your exclusive bonus now. See you in battle! The Maunsell Forts are armed towers built in the Thames and Mersey estuaries during the Second World War to help defend the United Kingdom. They were operated as army and navy forts, and named after their designer, Guy Maunsell. The forts were decommissioned in the late 1950s and later used for other activities including pirate radio broadcasting. One of the forts is managed by the unrecognised Principality of Sealand; boats visit the remaining forts occasionally, and a consortium called Project Redsands is planning to conserve the fort situated at Red Sands.
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