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In 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 Details

ISBN: 9781841767673
ISBN-10: 1841767670
Format: Paperback
(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
Pages: 64
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 25-May-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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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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