Pillboxes and Tank Traps

Pillboxes and Tank Traps

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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. Around vulnerable coastlines, and inland, thousands of pillboxes, anti-tank barriers and other obstacles were erected to defend against attacks from sea and sky. Though many of these structures were dismantled in the wake of the Second World War, the coast and even some inland areas still boast a wealth of fascinating remains; in this fully illustrated introduction, fortifications authority Bernard Lowry guides the inquiring reader in identifying these remaining defensive structures and explains their seemingly 'random' placement across the British landscape.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 64 pages
  • 148 x 206 x 6mm | 140g
  • Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Shire Publications
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 63 col
  • 0747813566
  • 9780747813569
  • 109,015

About Bernard Lowry

Bernard Lowry is a well-known figure in the field of fortifications research, and is a former Honorary Secretary of the Fortress Study Group. He was also a regional co-ordinator for the Defence of Britain Project, which served to document over 20,000 modern military sites in the United Kingdom.show more

Table of contents

An Island Fortress / Britain Alone / A Pause for Breath / 1942: A New Defence Policy / Britain Becomes a Fortified Island / 1944: Tidying Up and Aftermath / Further Reading / Places to Visit / Indexshow more

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