Tuesday 21 November 2017

Mark VE Day by taking a look inside the abandoned Breakwater Fort

The fort was abandoned after WWII.

By Prudence Wade

In honour of VE Day, this incredible drone footage looks into an abandoned 19th century fort that protected Britain’s shores.

Breakwater Fort was built between 1868 and 1875 to protect the man-made Portland Harbour in Dorset.

It cost £75,968 to build and, considering how vast a structure it is, this seems like an absolute steal. It was also not a place to be messed with, having near-impenetrable 20-inch iron armour.

Breakwater Fort was abandoned after World War II, and its ruins stand as a reminder of Britain’s military history.

Victory in Europe Day marks the day 72 years ago – May 8 1945 – when Hitler’s Germany surrendered to the Allies.

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