Whiteford Point-Gower Peninsula

On a recent City Jet flight from London City Airport I was flicking through the onboard magazine. They were advertising a competition and they had an accompanying photograph showing the destination of the winners prize. This is Whiteford Point on the Gower Peninsula in Wales. The sand dunes in the background were used as a firing range during WWII. In 1942 anthrax laden artillery shells were fired into the dunes, killing several sheep. Today the dunes are marked with numerous signs warning members of the public not to pick up anything that looks suspicious



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