British Home Defences 1940-45

British Home Defences 1940-45

by Bernard Lowry, Chris Taylor, Vincent Boulanger
     
 

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

Overview


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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841767673
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
05/28/2004
Series:
Fortress Series
Pages:
64
Product dimensions:
7.25(w) x 9.75(h) x 0.20(d)

Meet 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.

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