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BARRAGE BALLOON SITE

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A site where a single large balloon was attached by wire cables to the ground to form an aerial obstruction to attacking enemy aircraft.

Related Terms

Term Note
BARRAGE BALLOON CENTRE An RAF Base, used specifically for the storage and maintenance of barrage balloons.
TANK TRAP An object or structure designed to obstruct the progress of a tank or armoured vehicle. Use more specific term where known.

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