Fortifications From the Tudors to the Cold War
By (author) Bernard Lowry
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Fortifications From the Tudors to the Cold War by Bernard Lowry
Book DescriptionMuch has been written about the decline and fall of the feudal fortress: much less has been written about the British fortifications that were built in the age of artillery. From the early and dangerous days of gunpowder to the threat of nuclear annihilation, the state has responded to the threat of invasion or attack by building strongholds. Here, the author reveals what fortifications were built to contain insurrection in Scotland in the eighteenth century and Ireland in the twentieth century. How in 1940 Britain put its faith in the pillbox and the secret structures built for defence in the Cold War.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780747806516
(210mm x 128mm x 10mm)
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
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.
British Home Defences 1940-45, Paperback (May 2004)» View all books by Bernard Lowry
Taking a close look at the array of defences that Britain instituted in the course of the war and the way that these were adapted to meet the changing threat, this book covers the sites that still remain and considers the effectiveness of the defences.
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Author Biography - Bernard Lowry
Bernard Lowry has had a lifelong interest in military architecture. He is a founder member of the Offa's Dyke Association and the Castle Studies Group, and for seven years was Honorary Secretary of the Fortress Study Group. After taking retirement he was for several years an Area Co-ordinator for the award-winning Defence of Britain Project.
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