This is one of the best of the few photographs of Brighton seafront during the war, which are now available. Thought to have been taken as late as August 1944, when the threat of invasion was long past, it shows the desolate scene which Brightonians had endured for four long years. Pillboxes, tank traps, barbed wire, to say nothing of the mines concealed beneath the beach. Abandoned wooden capstans and the significant gap cut in the West pier. On Kings Road, the Old Ship Hotel and the buildings from West Street and Ship Street are clearly seen.

Image Reference: JG_03_038.tif
Date: 1944-1945
Image Details: Copy
Size of Original: 249x194
Place: Brighton
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