Keeping with the theme Dungeness again, this image depicts one of the giant range markers that signify the arcs of fire from when the beach and the open sea were used for firing practice. Huge pontoons were located out to sea, and Sea Defence Battery's would you use the pontoons for target practice. Anything from .303 to 2inch shell would rain down over the choppy waters to find their target which were located up to 1600 yards away in the salty brine. Obviously Merchant and Fishing Fleets had to be outside of the killing area before firing could begin, hence the range markers.
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