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  • American Coastal Defences 1885-1950

    American Coastal Defences 1885-1950
    av Terrance McGovern

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769226

    A new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories in the late-19th century, which benefited from the latest technology and the increase in America's worldwide economic stature. This book provides a concise…

  • The Forts of New France

    The Forts of New France
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035043

    New France consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. This title, which follows on from "Fortress 27: French Fortresses in North America 1534-1763: Quebec, Montreal, Louisbourg and New O…

  • Japanese Castles 1540-1640

    Japanese Castles 1540-1640
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2003 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841764290

    The most familiar characteristics of the traditional Japanese castle are the huge sloping stone walls and the graceful yet militarily sophisticated structures built on top of them. This title covers the entire period of Japanese castle development f…

  • The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917

    The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917
    av Clayton Donnell

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849084123

    The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some of the f…

  • Vietnam Firebases 1965-73

    Vietnam Firebases 1965-73
    av Randy E.M. Foster

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031038

    Impressive in terms of scale and structure, the Fire Support Base became a dominant element in ground maneuver during the Vietnam War. Initially a mobile base, it soon evolved into a semi-permanent and more sophisticated fortress as a result of enem…

  • Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500

    Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500
    av David Nicolle

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033759

    By the time of the Crusades, the Islamic world had already developed its own sophisticated styles of fortification. Distinctive and highly effective, the region's unique military architecture continued to evolve in response to the Crusader and Mongo…

  • Strongholds of the Picts

    Strongholds of the Picts
    av Angus Konstam

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846036866

    This concise guide actually covers not just Pictish fortifications, but all those in use in early medieval Scotland, including those of Strathclyde and Rheged and of the Dal Riata. Konstam introduces the reader to the principal types of fort, includ…

  • French Fortresses in North America, 1535-1763

    French Fortresses in North America, 1535-1763
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841767147

    This title provides a detailed examination of the defenses of the three largest fortified cities in Canada - Quebec, Montreal and Louisbourg - and also covers New Orleans in America. Quebec City is the best known and most impressive of the sites cov…

  • Maori Fortifications

    Maori Fortifications
    av Ian Knight

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033704

    The Maori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades, known as pas. However, it was not until 1845, with the first fighting between the Ma…

  • Colditz

    av Michael McNally

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035838

    Immortalized in film and literature, the 15th century castle of Colditz is remembered not for tales of medieval chivalry or withstanding withering sieges but for its darker past, when it was converted by the Nazis into a prisoner-of-war camp called…

  • Defense of the Rhine 1944-45

    Defense of the Rhine 1944-45
    av Steven J. Zaloga

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849083874

    The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another ma…

  • Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979- 2002

    Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979- 2002
    av Mir Bahmanyar

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841767765

    Following the Soviet invasion in 1979, the Mujahideen defenders of Afghanistan developed and reinforced many natural cave systems to use as supply bases and defensive positions. The Taliban and Al Qaeda further strengthened these positions in the 19…

  • Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995

    Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995
    av Terrance McGovern

    Häftad - 2018 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472825964

    Due to its location in the western North Atlantic some 600 miles off the Carolinas and halfway between Halifax in Canada and Jamaica in the West Indies, the island of Bermuda was a key naval haven for the Royal Navy over the centuries. It was vital…

  • The Spanish Main 1493-1800

    The Spanish Main 1493-1800
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030055

    The Spanish possessions in the West Indies and the Central American and Mexican coast - was the envy of Englishmen, Frenchmen and Dutchmen from the 16th to the 19th centuries. To counter their assaults as well as those of pirates, the Spanish built…

  • Fortifications of the Western Front 1914-18

    Fortifications of the Western Front 1914-18
    av Paddy Griffith

    Häftad - 2004 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841767604

    Following the early battles of 1914 along the Marne and in the Ypres salient. World War I rapidly transformed from a war of movement into one of attrition, with the opposing sides entrenching themselves in a line of fortified positions from the Flan…

  • Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480

    Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030932

    According to Russian legend, in the year AD 862, the Slav tribes of what is now European Russia invited a number of Scandinavian princes to rule over them. However, on the death of these princes, Prince Oleg seized Kiev and united the Northern and S…

  • Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378

    Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378
    av Duncan B. Campbell

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768953

    The concept of a legionary fortress as a permanent structure dates from the reign of Augustus (27 BC-AD 14). It is only from that time that we find a standing army distributed around the empire, and their permanent fortresses developed from the temp…

  • The Hindenburg Line

    The Hindenburg Line
    av Patrick R. Osborn

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472814791

    Jagging across north-western Europe like an ugly scar, the Hindenburg Line was Germany's most formidable line of defence in World War I. Its fearsome reputation was matched only by its cunning design, with deep zigzagging trenches, concrete fieldwor…

  • British Fortifications in Zululand 1879

    British Fortifications in Zululand 1879
    av Ian Knight

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768298

    Throughout the Anglo-Zulu wars, the British fortified almost every position they occupied in Zululand, from permanent column depots to temporary halts on the lines of communication. This book explores the extensive fortifications constructed around…

  • German V-weapon Sites 1943-45

    German V-weapon Sites 1943-45
    av Steven Zaloga

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032479

    Designed to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Steven J Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique…

  • The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944

    The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944
    av Clayton Donnell

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033025

    Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71 and the absorption of the provinces of Alsace and Lorraine into the newly formed German Empire, the German Army decided to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg t…

  • Scapa Flow

    Scapa Flow
    av Angus Konstam

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033667

    A strategically important natural harbor in the Orkney Islands, Scapa Flow served as Britain's main fleet anchorage during World Wars I and II. In 1914 and again in 1939, the British began building a comprehensive defensive network by fortifying the…

  • The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC

    The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC
    av Carola Vogel

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846039560

    During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Ancient Egypt led the world in the construction of fortifications. The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, includi…

  • Defense of the Third Reich 1941-45

    Defense of the Third Reich 1941-45
    av Steven J. Zaloga

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085939

    Starting in 1940, Germany was subjected to a growing threat of Allied bomber attack. The RAF night bombing offensive built up in a slow but unrelenting crescendo through the Ruhr campaign in the summer of 1944 and culminating in the attacks on Berli…

  • Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450

    Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450
    av Michael Brown

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032868

    Devastated by the civil wars of the 17th century or by the neglect of their owners, the majority of Scottish baronial castles built between 1250 and 1450 survive as little more than skeletal ruins. These reminders of Scotland's past have captured th…

  • The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945

    The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945
    av Darren Fa

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030161

    The military history of Gibraltar is complex and varied, lying as it does at the gateway to the Mediterranean and the meeting points of the continents of Europe and Africa. From the Islamic invasions of Spain in the 8th Century to the base for Medit…

  • German Defences in Italy in World War II

    German Defences in Italy in World War II
    av Neil Short

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769387

    In 1943, Hitler ordered his forces to occupy the Italian mainland to protect the Third Reich's 'soft underbelly'. Although the Allied landings in Salerno in 1943 were successful, the Germans fought a series of hard, rearguard actions as the Allies s…

  • The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307

    The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307
    av Christopher Gravett

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030277

    In 1277, Edward I gathered a huge army and marched into Wales to subdue the rebel Welsh princes. A key part of his strategy was to erect a castle wherever his army rested. This title takes a detailed look at the design, development and principles of…

  • Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91

    Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91
    av Ron Field

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030406

    During the 1840s, the rarely visited Great American Desert of the Southern Plains and Southwest became part of the inexorable westward expansion, as European traders and settlers headed overland from the eastern seaboard. The traditional lands of th…

  • British Forts in the Age of Arthur

    British Forts in the Age of Arthur
    av Angus Konstam

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033629

    When the Romans left Britain around AD 410, the unconquered native peoples of modern Scotland, Ireland and Wales were presented with the opportunity to pillage what remained of Roman Britain. The Post-Roman Britons did their best to defend themselve…

  • Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC - AD 1644

    Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC - AD 1644
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033810

    It has been said in China that a city without a wall would be as inconceivable as a house without a roof. Even the smallest village invariably had some form of defensive wall, while the Great Wall of China was an attempt to build a barrier along the…