With the threat of invasion in the dark days of summer 1940, coils of barbed wire and iron railings were placed along Weymouth Beach.

This photo, taken from the window of a building on the Esplanade shows some the measures taken.

Although it is not of the sharpest quality, it shows the stark contrast between anti invasion measures and the more carefree days of pre war with the Skeeball Pavilion still in situ.

Despite the removal of the anti invasion measures at the end of the war, very low tides revealed the remains of some of these structures for a short time in the late 1970s and early 1980s.