Durban

My brother was on holiday in South Africa during April 2004 and photographed this pillbox which appears to be based on a type 22 design.

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The pillbox is located near the entrance to Durban Dockyard.

A local resident believes the pillbox will be demolished in the near future as part of redevelopment building works.

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by Steve Carvell

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