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Wednesday, Jul 24 2013 by

Pillboxes are concrete dug-in guard posts, normally equipped with loopholes through which to fire weapons. The originally jocular name arose from their perceived similarity to the cylindrical and hexagonal boxes in which medical pills were once sold. They are in effect a trench firing step hardened to protect against small-arms fire and grenades and raised to improve the field of fire.

Unusual WWII "winged" pillbox (Bing Maps)
Unusual WWII "winged" pillbox

Pillbox (Midway Island) (StreetView)
Pillbox (Midway Island)
WW2 pillbox (StreetView)
WW2 pillbox

WWII pillbox (StreetView)
WWII pillbox

Pillbox (StreetView)

Pillbox A-4/51/A-200Y (StreetView)
Pillbox A-4/51/A-200Y
World War 2 Pillbox (StreetView)
World War 2 Pillbox

World War II pillbox (StreetView)
World War II pillbox
Pillbox (StreetView)

Remains Russian Pillbox Z-3 (StreetView)
Remains Russian Pillbox Z-3