eaw045754 ENGLAND (1952). The Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Ltd Kent Oil Refinery under construction, Isle of Grain, from the south-west, 1952

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Title [EAW045754] The Anglo-Iranian Oil Co Ltd Kent Oil Refinery under construction, Isle of Grain, from the south-west, 1952
Reference EAW045754
Date 12-August-1952
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Place name ISLE OF GRAIN
Parish ISLE OF GRAIN
District
Country ENGLAND
Easting / Northing 585988, 174685
Longitude / Latitude 0.67641655393581, 51.440087964605
National Grid Reference TQ860747

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Group of hidden oil storage tanks built during World War 2. These connected to the PLUTO pipeline and supplied petrol to the Allied forces after D-Day. See English Heritage Report 21-2013, 'Hoo Peninsula Kent Hoo Peninsula Historic Landscape Project', pages 35 & 36: http://services.english-heritage.org.uk/ResearchReportsPdfs/021_2013WEB.pdf

Kentishman
Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:44:31 PM
Grain Crossing Halt

Kentishman
Friday 31st of July 2015 10:31:37 PM

User Comment Contributions

This image shows petrol storage tanks, hidden to protect them from German attack, that subsequently formed part of the PLUTO fuel pipeline supplying Allied troops in France after the D-Day invasion.

Kentishman
Saturday 23rd of January 2016 09:50:18 PM