Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956 [NOOK Book]

Overview

Saint John became a gateway to what is now Canada in the early 1600s, and Fort La Tour, built in 1632, was one of the three main forts of Acadie. In Saint John Fortifications, Roger Sarty and Doug Knight trace the history of the port’s defences, from the earliest log palisades to the bunkers, gun emplacements, and communications stations built during World War II. Put to the test during the American Revolutionary War, Saint John has figured as one of Canada’s most significant guardians. American independence ...
See more details below
Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956

Available on NOOK devices and apps  
  • NOOK Devices
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 7.0
  • Samsung Galaxy Tab 4 NOOK 10.1
  • NOOK HD Tablet
  • NOOK HD+ Tablet
  • NOOK eReaders
  • NOOK Color
  • NOOK Tablet
  • Tablet/Phone
  • NOOK for Windows 8 Tablet
  • NOOK for iOS
  • NOOK for Android
  • NOOK Kids for iPad
  • PC/Mac
  • NOOK for Windows 8
  • NOOK for PC
  • NOOK for Mac

Want a NOOK? Explore Now

NOOK Book (eBook - Ebook edition)
$10.99
BN.com price
(Save 26%)$14.95 List Price

Overview

Saint John became a gateway to what is now Canada in the early 1600s, and Fort La Tour, built in 1632, was one of the three main forts of Acadie. In Saint John Fortifications, Roger Sarty and Doug Knight trace the history of the port’s defences, from the earliest log palisades to the bunkers, gun emplacements, and communications stations built during World War II. Put to the test during the American Revolutionary War, Saint John has figured as one of Canada’s most significant guardians. American independence effectively closed the shipping route between the mouth of the Richelieu River, on the St. Lawrence, and the mouth of the Hudson River, at New York City. Saint John took over some of this traffic, and so the 19th century wars and threatened wars between Canada and the United States resulted in bigger and better fortifications for the city. Each new defence system has incorporated the old, including the installations built as protection from German invasion during the two World Wars. Although the last of the modern installations on Partridge Island was disabled in 1956, many sites still contain substantial reminders of their past strength. Visitors today can trace the evidence of this great commercial port’s military past. Saint John Fortification, 1630-1956 is the first book in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series published by Goose Lane Editions in collaboration with the New Brunswick Military Heritage Project.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780864925862
  • Publisher: Goose Lane Editions and the Gregg Centre for the Study of War and Society
  • Publication date: 9/30/2011
  • Series: New Brunswick Military Heritage Series , #1
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Edition description: Ebook edition
  • Pages: 112
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Roger Sarty, one of Canada's foremost military historians, is the former Senior Historian at the Directorate of History, National Defence Headquarters. He currently holds the position of deputy director of the Canadian War Museum and the author of Canada and the Battle of the Atlantic and No Higher Purpose: The Official Operational History of the Royal Canadian Navy in the Second World War. Ottawa military historian Doug Knight is a retired Canadian Army officer. His engineering experience provides a solid background for his research into the history of Canadian military equipment and fortifications.

Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements 7
Ch. 1 Introduction 9
The Setting 9
A Short Introduction to Fortifications 12
Ch. 2 The Frontier Forts: 1632-1783 15
The Acadian Civil War and Fort La Tour, 1632-1645 18
The Early Wars for Empire between France and England 24
The Seven Years War (French and Indian War), 1756-1763 29
Fort Howe, 1777 35
Ch. 3 Early Fortress Systems: 1793-1850 39
The Lower Cove and Partridge Island Batteries, 1793 41
The War of 1812 44
The Western Shore 45
The Partridge Island Battery 48
The Aftermath of the War of 1812 49
Ch. 4 The Second Fortress System: 1850-1914 51
The American Civil War, 1861-1865 53
Negro Point and Red Head Batteries 56
The Fenian Raids, 1866-1867 58
Confederation and the British Withdrawal 59
Improvisation and Paper Schemes, 1871-1914 61
Ch. 5 A Twentieth-Century Fortress: 1914-1956 69
The First World War, 1914-1918 69
Between the Wars 75
The Second World War, 1939-1945 78
Fort Mispec 83
Partridge Island 85
Fort Dufferin 86
Carleton Martello Tower 88
The Naval Threat 89
Air Defence 92
Mid-War, 1943 onwards 93
The End of the Road, 1945-1956 99
Ch. 6 The Fortress in Retirement 101
Selected Bibliography 105
Index 107
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)