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D-Day on Dartmoor

By oldbloke
Another from Powder Mills (Gunpowder factory) on Dartmoor:-
The gunpowder manufacture declined in line with the tin and copper mining industry and eventually led to the closure of the powder mills in 1897. Following the invention of dynamite in 1867 and the development of gelignite and cordite the demand for blackpowder fell drastically.
The site then fell into decline with some of the buildings being used to house cattle. During WWII the site was occupied by around 3,000 American troops who used it as a training camp prior to the D-Day landings

Tags: Dartmoor Black and white Ruins Gunpowder Landscape and travel Architecture and buildings

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cooky Plus
18 6 6 United Kingdom
3 Jun 2021 11:09PM
Excellent capture and just sorry I have no awards left. Fantastic sky too.

What a beautiful shot especially in mono. Love the history lesson also. Thank you!
smut01 Plus
6 108 United Kingdom
4 Jun 2021 8:05AM
Fantastic mono... stunning sky too!
richmowil Plus
13 484 2 England
4 Jun 2021 8:09AM
Good composition.
Rose73 1 Scotland
4 Jun 2021 10:59AM
Great wide angle mono the detail in that sky! Really good composition and interesting information...Smile
Excellent mono image and interesting information


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