American Coastal Defences 1885-1950
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American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern
Book DescriptionA new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development and purpose of American coastal defenses in the 'modern period' (1885-1950), a period defined by the use of concrete, steel, and powerful breech-loading rifles. Packed with period and modern-day images of the fortifications, and written by a leading expert, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, equipment, and people that defended their country in times of great change and uncertainty.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769226
(246mm x 186mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Terrance McGovern
Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-50, Paperback (June 2003)
This title is an in-depth exploration of the defences of "Fortress Oahu". It documents the development of these complex and integrated systems and analyzes the success of the infamous Japanese attack in the light of their knowledge of the island's defences.
American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945, Paperback (February 2003)» View all books by Terrance McGovern
The Philippines were declared an American Territory on January 4, 1899, and construction of seacoast fortifications began in the mouth of Manilla Bay - Fort Mills, Fort Frank, Fort Hughes, and Subic Bay's Fort Wint. This work brings back to life these key sites.
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Author Biography - Terrance McGovern
Terrance McGovern has been an avid student of fortifications for many years, with a particular interest in American coastal defenses in overseas territories. He has published articles in the CDSG Journal, Fort, Casemate, and several other fortification publications. A former Chairman of the Coast Defense Study Group, Terrance lives in McClean, Viriginia, with his wife and three daughters.
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