THE TAUNTON STOP LINE AND ITS CAMOUFLAGE: THE WORK OF OLIVER MESSEL AND OTHERS IN WARTIME SOMERSET

@article{Hunt2020THETS,
  title={THE TAUNTON STOP LINE AND ITS CAMOUFLAGE: THE WORK OF OLIVER MESSEL AND OTHERS IN WARTIME SOMERSET},
  author={David Hunt and C. J. Webster},
  journal={The Antiquaries Journal},
  year={2020},
  volume={100},
  pages={408 - 431}
}
The Taunton Stop Line was a defensive work built in the second half of 1940 to contain a possible German invasion of the south-west peninsula of Britain. The line ran across the ‘waist of the South West’ from the mouth of the river Parrett (in Somerset) to the mouth of the River Axe at Seaton (in Devon). This was a massive feat of construction involving both military and civilian personnel working under the threat of an imminent German invasion. Recently, some fifty contemporary sketches have…