Silent Sentinels of WWII

A short video feature produced by MilitaryArchitecture.com to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the End of the Second World War

with an exhibition of original pen drawings of concrete beach posts and pillboxes by Dr. Stephen C. Spiteri, hosted at the Red Tower in Mellieħa by Din L-Art Ħelwa in October/November2015.


Although, never tested in battle, the concrete pillboxes and beach-posts would have had to shoulder the brunt of the defence of Malta had the island been invaded by the Axis powers. These puny concrete structures represent the last chapter in the development of fortifications and military architecture in Malta. Hundreds of pillboxes were built immediately prior to the outbreak of the War in 1939 and in the opening years of the conflict.


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