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Much 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 Details

ISBN: 9780747806516
ISBN-10: 0747806519
Format: Paperback
(210mm x 128mm x 10mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Shire Publications Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 1-May-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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