British Home Defences 1940-45
By (author) Bernard Lowry
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British Home Defences 1940-45 by Bernard Lowry
Book DescriptionIn the summer of 1940, the question Britain asked itself was not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' Sealion, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, anti-tank stop-lines and islands, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups. New threats replaced Sealion: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts. In 1944 and 1945, Britain was once again faced with a new and deadly threat, Hitler's 'Vengeance' weapons. This title provides a concise assessment of Britain's defensive systems, and presents a vivid picture of war on the home front.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841767673
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Bernard Lowry
Pillboxes and Tank Traps, Paperback (August 2014)
With invasion a very real threat, in 1940 Great Britain began a huge military construction programme designed to stop an invading army in its tracks. This book guides the inquiring reader in identifying these remaining defensive structures and explains their seemingly 'random' placement across the British landscape.
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Britain has responded to threat of invasions or attack building strongholds (fortifications). This book reveals what fortifications were built to contain insurrection in Scotland in the eighteenth century and Ireland in the twentieth century.
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Author Biography - Bernard Lowry
Bernard Lowry is the Honorary Secretary of the Fortress Study Group, an international society concerned with all aspects of military fortifications. Bernard was also a regional co-ordinator for the Defence of Britain Project. He lives in Shropshire, England, and this is his first book for Osprey Publishing. Chris Taylor was born in Newcastle, UK, and is currently a freelance illustrator for various publishing companies. He has a keen interest in filmmaking and is currently co-producing a movie. Vincent Boulanger studied art at the ESAG (Ecole Superieure d'Art Graphique), and has produced illustrations for numerous publishers and commercial organisations. He has also worked as a designer for computer games and as a comic book illustrator. Vincent lives in Clisson, Brittany, with his wife and two sons.
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