The Defence of Britain

The Defence of Britain

Author: Sir Basil Henry Liddell Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015003473066

Category: Europe

Page: 444

View: 881

Categories: Europe

Pillboxes of Britain and Ireland

Pillboxes of Britain and Ireland

This work presents the first thorough study and classification of pillboxes and related structures, including selection posts, Seagull and concrete trenches, gun-houses and turrets, battle headquarters and spigot-mortar emplacements.

Author: Mike Osborne

Publisher: Tempus Publishing Limited

ISBN: 0752443291

Category: Fortification

Page: 320

View: 428

The pillboxes of Britain and Ireland are among the most important military structures employed in the history of the defence of these islands. This work presents the first thorough study and classification of pillboxes and related structures, including selection posts, Seagull and concrete trenches, gun-houses and turrets, battle headquarters and spigot-mortar emplacements. The author traces the use of small, free-standing defence structures from ancient times to the present, placing the pillbox within a historical continuum and identifying its course of development. The work also presents a typology of British and Irish pillboxes through a catalogue of known types and individual examples, and examines their tactical employment in the landscape. Mike Osbourne has been involved in the recording of defence structures for over 30 years and was co-ordinator of the Defence of Britain Project in the eastern counties. He is also the author of Defending Britain: Twentieth-Century Military Structures in the Landscape, also published by The History Press.
Categories: Fortification

Island Fortress

Island Fortress

These are woven into an enthralling narrative, packed with fact - about weapons, ships, armies and fortresses - spiced with anecdote, and ranging over international and political as well as military and naval history.

Author: Norman Longmate

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9781446475775

Category: History

Page: 592

View: 894

The British Isles, it is often believed, have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years. In fact, as Norman Longmate reveals in this highly entertaining book (the successor to his acclaimed Defending the Island), foreign soldiers have landed on British soil on many occasions.In this definitive study of a long-neglected subject Norman Longmate make constant use of original sources, including contemporary eyewitness accounts. These are woven into an enthralling narrative, packed with fact - about weapons, ships, armies and fortresses - spiced with anecdote, and ranging over international and political as well as military and naval history. The result is above all an exciting story, which shows how, against all the odds, the British people managed to retain their freedom from the days of James I to those of George VI.
Categories: History

The Defence of Britain

The Defence of Britain

Author: Patrick Cosgrave

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:46074472

Category: Great Britain

Page: 6

View: 920

Categories: Great Britain

Poles in Defence of Great Britain

Poles in Defence of Great Britain

Many of them lost their lives, many achieved glory. This book is a tremendous account of their contribution in those hectic days before the RAF began to take the offensive across the Channel.

Author: Robert Gretzyngier

Publisher: Grub Street the Basement

ISBN: 1904943055

Category: History

Page: 294

View: 401

To the Polish volunteers who were to fly and fight so brilliantly and tenaciously throughout the Battle of Britain, the United Kingdom was justifiably known as 'Last Hope Island'. Many of them lost their lives, many achieved glory. This book is a tremendous account of their contribution in those hectic days before the RAF began to take the offensive across the Channel.
Categories: History

The Battle of Britain

The Battle of Britain

This is the second volume of the classified history of air defence in Great Britain.

Author: T.C.G. James

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781135274054

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 436

This is the second volume of the classified history of air defence in Great Britain. Written while World War II was still being fought, the account has an analysis of the defensive tactics of Fighter Command, and attempts a day-by-day analysis of the action as it took place.
Categories: History

If the Kaiser Comes

If the Kaiser Comes

By 1914, the military establishment was sceptical of total reliance on the Royal Navy. This book describes the measures taken to resist attack on the British Home Front, which included a large Home Army and stronger fixed defences.

Author: Mike Osborne

Publisher:

ISBN: 1781555753

Category: Great Britain

Page: 224

View: 559

On the night of 20 November 1914, everything pointed to the likelihood of invasion by a German army, whisked across the North Sea on a fleet of fast transports. The Royal Navy's Grand Fleet prepared to sail south from remote bases in Scotland; shallow-draught monitors were moored in the Wash; and 300,000 troops stood by to repel the enemy on the beaches. Fortunately, the night passed without incident. For thirty years prior to the First World War, writers, with a variety of motivations, had been forecasting such an invasion. Britain regarded the army as an imperial police force and, despite the experience gained in military exercises involving simulated invasions, the Royal Navy was still expected to fulfil its traditional role of intercepting and destroying enemy forces. However, as the technology of warfare developed, with the proliferation of ever more powerful warships, submarines, mines, and torpedoes, alongside the added promise of aerial assault, it became obvious that these long-established notions of the Navy's invincibility might no longer be realistic. The perceived threat of invasion, whether justified or not, persisted throughout the First World War, and this book describes the measures taken to protect Britain against enemy attack by land, sea, or air.
Categories: Great Britain

The Defence of Britain

The Defence of Britain

Author: Basil Henry Liddell Liddell Hart

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:254610895

Category:

Page: 444

View: 826

Categories:

The Non nuclear Defence of Britain

The Non nuclear Defence of Britain

An Analysis and Critique of the British Labour Party's 1987 Non-nuclear Defence Policy Alex Millmow. Mandelbaum, M., 'Ending the Cold War", Foreign Affairs, ...

Author: Alex Millmow

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSD:31822016618241

Category: Great Britain

Page: 65

View: 245

Categories: Great Britain

Tally Ho

Tally Ho

A memoir of the life and World War II service of Battle of Britain veteran, RAF fighter pilot Bob Foster. Bob Foster's flying years began shortly before WWII, when he learned to fly with the RAFVR.

Author: R W Foster

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781908117588

Category: History

Page: 224

View: 198

A memoir of the life and World War II service of Battle of Britain veteran, RAF fighter pilot Bob Foster. Bob Foster's flying years began shortly before WWII, when he learned to fly with the RAFVR. Called up for war service in September 1939, he completed his training and was posted to 605 Squadron, equipped with Hawker Hurricanes. By early September 1940 he and his Squadron were in the thick of the air fighting over southern England, operating from Croydon. Surviving the Battle, he later became an instructor, but shortly after joining 54 Squadron, which had Spitfires, he and his unit were sent to Australia to defend the Darwin area from Japanese incursions. Awarded the DFC for his efforts, he returned to the UK and was given an assignment with a RAF public relations outfit, ending up in Normandy within three weeks of the invasion of 1944. Often serving right up in the front lines, Bob saw the war at very close hand, and then quite by chance became one of the first, if not the first, RAF officer to enter Paris with the liberating French army, and again, by chance, was in General de Gaulle's triumphant procession down the Champs-Élysées. His memoir is an entertaining collection of stories and reminiscences of two distinct areas of WWII, which also shows how luck often shaped the lives of the fighter pilots involved. Bob Foster later became a successful sales manager with Shell-Mex and BP, as well as serving with the Royal Auxiliary Air Force. He now lives with his wife Kaethe near Bexhill in East Sussex.
Categories: History

Hitler s Armada

Hitler s Armada

The book presents fascinating detail of Hitler's Operation SEALION and, by study of its weaknesses, demonstrates that control of the sea, not the air, was the critical factor.

Author: Geoff Hewitt

Publisher: Pen & Sword

ISBN: IND:30000110576711

Category: History

Page: 194

View: 812

Hitler's Armada examines the aborted German invasion of 1940 in a fresh and original manner by looking past the myths and legends which have subsequently surrounded it, in order to arrive at significant new conclusions by referring back to the actual events. The book presents fascinating detail of Hitler's Operation SEALION and, by study of its weaknesses, demonstrates that control of the sea, not the air, was the critical factor. It also questions whether the traditional British view of the importance of the Battle of Britain as the key factor in the prevention of invasion is really tenable. The importance of the Royal Navy during this period, generally overlooked, is brought into sharp focus and, possibly for the first time, the actual dispositions of the Royal Navy anti-invasion forces are presented in detail. The author examines the relative strengths of the two sides drawing interesting conclusions about the inadequacies of the German resources particularly and their reliance on mine laying. The author discusses the conflict between air and sea power in the months leading up to the summer of 1940, concluding that, at this stage of the Second World war, air power was far from supreme. The findings of the author may be controversial, but the process by which they are reached strongly supports their validity.
Categories: History

The defence of Britain

The defence of Britain

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:215523226

Category: Great Britain Military policy

Page: 24

View: 848

Categories: Great Britain Military policy

A Defence of the Antiquity of the Royal Line of Scotland

A Defence of the Antiquity of the Royal Line of Scotland

In reply to Bishop Lloyd's An historical account of church government.

Author: George Mackenzie

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0022361229

Category: Monmouthshire(Wales)

Page: 217

View: 208

In reply to Bishop Lloyd's An historical account of church government.
Categories: Monmouthshire(Wales)