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PB14 interior a.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Photographed through one of the front gun slits the interior contained a lot of debris.  How much of it was due to the military action is difficult to say.

Pb14 Interior c.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

More debris

POB14 Interior b.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Peerhaps it is now possible to get inside and see whether the debris dates from 1941.

PB 14 front 2006.

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

Pill Box 14 on the shore overlooking Deepwater bay was heavily overgrown in 2006 and had only recenelty been found by Rob Weir.  Apoilogies for the lack of definition in this and several of the following images as they are screen grabs from my video.  The steps up to the Lyon Light sheter are immediately to the left of the pill box.  The approach along the rocky shoreline was quite difficult.

PB14 2006 View from front

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2006

As with all the coastal pill boxes it had a commanidng view over the bay - Deepwater Bay.

HK Island Pillbox Map

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1940

Pillbox 18.jpg

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1950

Taken from above the tennis courts of Eucliffe. The statue of the WW1 soldier (incorrectly referenced to John Osborn) now located in Hong Kong Park can be seen looking out onto Repulse Bay. The round structure in mid-right, I assume is Pillbox 18. The Dairy Farm Soda Fountain on Beach Road can also be seen. Date is a guess.

Repulse Bay 1940s Pillbox 18

While the description says 1930s, judging from the pillbox and pillar remains I'd suggest late 1940s but welcome any suggestions, especially based on the cars

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1949

Deep Water Bay 1953/ pillbox 15?

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not Repulse Bay as the Flickr description says. You can see the golf club, pre-Ocean Park Brick Hill, and what appears to be pillbox 015 on the coastal Island Road

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
1953
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Not PB 45 (a)

Date picture taken (to nearest decade for older photos): 
2009

This ruin is just off the track above the war time cooking stoves, and below Country Parks service buildings, near Mt Parker Rd. But I don't think it's PB45ings, near Mt Parker Rd. But I don't think it's PB45

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