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AA Command
By Colin Dobinson

AA Command

Britain's Anti-aircraft Defences of the Second World War New edition

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AA Command by Colin Dobinson

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'The bomber,' said Stanley Baldwin in 1932, 'will always get through'. "AA Command" is the story of one attempt to prove a politician wrong. Drawing upon a wealth of original documents and first-hand accounts, it tells the story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences on the home front during the Second World War: In the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the Luftwaffe's cruel campaigns against cathedral cities and coastal resorts. But it does more. Originally commissioned to support English Heritage's initiatives to preserve England's wartime remains, "AA Command" is also a study of the everyday places where the battle was fought. Thousands of gun batteries were built during the war. By exploring their design and patterning, "AA Command" offers a new perspective on Britain's defence geography and rediscovers the sites that were home to hundreds of men - and women.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780413776334
ISBN-10: 0413776336
Format: Paperback
(250mm x mm x mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Publisher: Methuen Publishing Ltd
Publish Date: 26-Sep-2013
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Author Biography - Colin Dobinson

Colin Dobinson was born in 1960 in East Sussex and studied archaeology at York and Cambridge. Fields of Deception is the result of his work for English Heritage in their Monuments Protection Programme. His other books include Fields of Deception: Britain's Bombing Decoys of World War II and Building Radar: Forging Britain's Early-Warning Chain 1935-1945. He lives near Leyburn in North Yorkshire.

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