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Fortress #20: British Home Defences 1940-45

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In the summer of 1940, Britain asked itself not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups. Later, new dangers replaced SEALION: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts. From 1944, Britain was again faced with a 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.

Synopsis:

In the summer of 1940, Britain asked itself not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups. Later, new dangers replaced SEALION: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts. From 1944, Britain was again faced with a 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.

About the Author

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; this is his first book for Osprey Publishing.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841767673
Author:
Lowry, Bernard
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing
Illustrator:
Taylor, Chris
Author:
Taylor, Chris
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Europe - Great Britain - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
20
Publication Date:
20040525
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.62x7.30x.20 in. .49 lbs.

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History and Social Science » Europe » Great Britain » General History
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"Synopsis" by , In the summer of 1940, Britain asked itself not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups. Later, new dangers replaced SEALION: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts. From 1944, Britain was again faced with a 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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