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  • Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98

    Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031045

    The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castl…

  • The Atlantic Wall (1)

    The Atlantic Wall (1)
    av Steven Zaloga

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031298

    Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. With Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, in 1942 Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along…

  • The Atlantic Wall (2)

    The Atlantic Wall (2)
    av Steven Zaloga

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033933

    Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. Following its conquest of Western Europe, Germany had to defend some 5,000km of Atlantic coastline from the Spanish border to the Arctic Circle. The Unite…

  • Rome's Northern Frontier AD, 70-235

    Rome's Northern Frontier AD, 70-235
    av Nic Fields

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768328

    The Roman excursions north of the Tyne-Solway line, the route of Hadrian's Wall, can be roughly divided into three main periods. Firstly, Agricola advanced against the Caledonii for six campaigning seasons culminating in the decisive battle of Mons…

  • Strongholds of the Border Reivers

    Strongholds of the Border Reivers
    av Keith Durham

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031977

    In the year 1296, Edward I of England launched a series of vicious raids across the Anglo-Scottish Border in his attempt to annexe Scotland. The Scots retaliated and the two countries were plunged into 300 years of war in which the Borderland became…

  • The Castles of Henry VIII

    The Castles of Henry VIII
    av Peter Harrington

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031304

    In the last years of his reign, Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began construction of…

  • Cathar Castles

    Cathar Castles
    av Marcus Cowper

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030666

    In the early 12th century AD, a large part of what we now think of as France was not under the direct control of the French King who's authority stretched little further than Paris. One region of Southern France, the Languedoc, became the centre of…

  • The Mannerheim Line 1920-39

    The Mannerheim Line 1920-39
    av Bair Irincheev

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033841

    In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts…

  • Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891

    Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891
    av Ron Field

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849083157

    With the violent separation between the United States and Britain which began in 1776, the new 'Americans' set off to fulfill their manifest destiny and rule their new land from coast to coast. As they pushed westward, they came into conflict with b…

  • D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

    D-Day Fortifications in Normandy
    av Steven Zaloga

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768762

    The coastal defenses in Normandy along the D-Day beaches were less thorough than other Atlantic Wall defenses, such as the Pas de Calais, where the Germans expected the main attack. However, they still proved to be formidable obstacles for the Allie…

  • Fort Eben Emael

    Fort Eben Emael
    av Simon Dunstan

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768212

    The defences of Belgium that had proved easy prey to the German siege artillery of World War I were augmented in the post-war years by a massive fortress, constructed between 1932 and 1935, along the western bank of the Albert Canal - Fort Eben Emae…

  • Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1000

    Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1000
    av David Nicolle

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031151

    The Islamic world drew upon a myriad of pre-existing styles of fortification, taking Romano-Byzantine, Indian and Chinese ideas to create a highly effective and sophisticated hybrid fortification that was both new and distinctive.

  • Fortifications of the Channel Islands 1941-45

    Fortifications of the Channel Islands 1941-45
    av Charles Stephenson

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769219

    During World War II, the Germans occupied the undefended Channel Islands from the end of June 1940 until the end of the war, creating a series of defensive positions that was considered the strongest stretch of the Atlantic Wall. The Channel Islands…

  • Roman Auxiliary Forts

    Roman Auxiliary Forts
    av Duncan B. Campbell

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033803

    With the vast expansion of the Roman Empire came a need for more and more fortifications to defend it. The borders of the Empire stretched through wildly different terrains which demanded a huge variety of different fortifications, depending on the…

  • Hittite Fortifications C.1650-700 BC

    Hittite Fortifications C.1650-700 BC
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032073

    In the second half of the third millennium BC the Indo-European tribe known as the Hittites migrated and settled in Central Anatolia, at that time a land of small city-states whose rulers lived in fortresses. These fortifications enabled the Hittite…

  • American Civil War Fortifications

    American Civil War Fortifications
    av Ron Field

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031946

    The Mississippi River, the second longest in the US, played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63, aimed at cutting off the Rebel states of Arkansas,…

  • Russian Fortresses 1480-1682

    Russian Fortresses 1480-1682
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769165

    In 1462, the throne of the principality of Moscow passed to the Great Prince Ivan III, who created the first Russian state. For the next 200 years, Russia struggled to maintain its borders against a series of assaults. This was achieved in part thro…

  • Germany's East Wall in World War II

    Germany's East Wall in World War II
    av Neil Short

    Häftad - 2015 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472805867

    The East Wall was where the final battles for the stricken Third Reich were fought, amid scenes of utter carnage. Beginning life at the end of World War I, the wall became a pet project of Adolf Hitler's, whose ascent to power saw building work acce…

  • The Forts of Colonial North America

    The Forts of Colonial North America
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849081979

    This book takes a detailed look at the fortifications of various types that were built from the times of the earliest British settlements in North America in the late 16th century until the end of the Seven Years' War, when France ceded New France t…

  • The Vauban Fortifications of France

    The Vauban Fortifications of France
    av Paddy Griffith

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768755

    Dunkirk, Toulon, Perpignan, Verdun and Brest stand out among the many historically significant sites created by Sebastien LePrestre de Vauban (1633-1707). Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France during the period of its centralisation an…

  • Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565-1822

    Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565-1822
    av Alejandro De Quesada

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035074

    To maintain its imperial power in America, Spain built fortifications across the width of the continent. These outposts were established along Spanish borders from the late sixteenth century onwards to defend its interests against rival European pow…

  • US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1939-45

    US Navy Aircraft Carriers 1939-45

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030376

    Dominating the seas during World War II, the US aircraft carrier played a crucial role in every major naval combat of the war. Development of the Essex class began in 1941, and was the largest class of carrier ever to be built. During the Pacific Wa…

  • Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83

    Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2016 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781472814456

    Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war. Field fortifications were developed around major towns including Boston, New York and Savannah, while th…

  • Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC

    Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846034152

    Sandwiched between the heart of ancient Greece and the lands of Persia, the Greek cities of Western Anatolia were the spark that ignited some of the most iconic conflicts of the ancient world. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conq…

  • Indian Castles 1206-1526

    Indian Castles 1206-1526
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030659

    This era is rightly considered to be the defining age of Indian castle and fortification design. The instability and feudal division of the country throughout the greater part of the period led to the intense fortification of many of the provinces,…

  • Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas

    Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas
    av Peter Harrison

    Häftad - 2011 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849083966

    The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction a…

  • American Civil War Fortifications

    American Civil War Fortifications
    av Ron Field

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768830

    The American Civil War saw a massive development in the use of land and field fortifications. This book, the second in a sequence of four, studies the many forms of land and field fortifications used during the War Between the States. It considers s…

  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571

    Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769769

    Crusader castles and other fortifications in Cyprus, the south-western coast of Turkey and Greece are amongst the best examples of late medieval military architecture to be seen in Europe. These important fortifications, erected by the Hospitallers…

  • Ancient Greek Fortifications 500-330 BC

    Ancient Greek Fortifications 500-330 BC
    av Nic Fields

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768847

    The development of the city-state in the Classical period of Greek history ensured a shift in the nature of fortifications in the region. No longer were fortresses designed to defend a ruler and his entourage, rather the whole of the citizen body ha…

  • The Berlin Wall

    The Berlin Wall
    av Gordon Rottman

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031939

    The Berlin Wall and the Inner-German Border (IGB) were built to halt the flow of refugees from East Germany to the West. From August 13, 1961, over 96 miles of crude fences and more sophisticated walls were erected around West Berlin. Border defense…

  • Viet Cong and Nva Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War

    Viet Cong and Nva Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030031

    During the Vietnam War, the Viet Cong (VC) main forces and North Vietnamese Army (NVA) were forced to hide weapons and supplies underground and to dig protective shelters to counter massive US firepower. Their field works defended villages, hidden b…

  • Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973

    Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973
    av Simon Dunstan

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033612

    The Bar Lev Line along the Suez Canal was born out of the overwhelming victory of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in the Six Day War of 1967. Devastated by their defeat, the Egyptian army bombarded Israeli positions, causing many casualties. Accordi…

  • Rome's Saxon Shore

    Rome's Saxon Shore
    av Nic Fields

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030949

    The 'Saxon Shore' forts are among the most impressive surviving monuments of Roman Britain, although much about them remains a mystery. In an impressive outlay of money, manpower and materials the frontier system stretched across the Wash-Solent and…

  • The Great Wall of China 221 BC - AD 1644

    The Great Wall of China 221 BC - AD 1644
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030048

    The most extensive and famous example of fortification in the world, the Great Wall of China stretches for more than 4,000 miles across inhospitable terrain. Charting its development from construction in the 7th century BC through to the present day…

  • English Castles 1200-1300

    English Castles 1200-1300
    av Christopher Gravett

    Häftad - 2009 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846033742

    The simple castles raised after the Norman conquest had been developed throughout 11th and 12th centuries, whilst the introduction of Islamic and Byzantine fortification techniques from the late 12th century led to further developments in castle arc…

  • Special Forces Camps in Vietnam, 1961-1970

    Special Forces Camps in Vietnam, 1961-1970
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768397

    In 1961 US special forces units began etering remote areas of Vietnam dominated by the Viet Cong. Their task was to organise local defence and strike forces aimed at stopping the enemy from gaining further control of such areas. The Green Berets set…

  • Crusader Castles in Holy Land 1192-1302

    Crusader Castles in Holy Land 1192-1302
    av David Nicolle

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768274

    After the Second Crusade in 1148 the Crusader States embarked on a period of caution and consolidation and, in an increasingly hostile environment, began strengthening existing fortifications and building new castles. Following on from Fortress 21 i…

  • The Fuhrer's Headquarters

    The Fuhrer's Headquarters
    av Neil Short

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035821

    The 100th title in "The Fortress Series", this book describes and examines the Fuhrerhauptquartiere - the 14 or so headquarters built for Hitler. Revealing their locations and how they were used to direct the Nazi war apparatus, this is a fascinatin…

  • Forts of the American Frontier, 1820-91

    Forts of the American Frontier, 1820-91
    av Ron Field

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841767758

    A major period of westward expansion took place in the United States during the first half of the 19th century. The task of protecting the settlers from the Native American tribes that inhabited the Great Plains fell to the US Army, and to do this t…

  • Forts of the War of 1812

    Forts of the War of 1812
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2012 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781849085762

    When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications were those built by the US Corps of…

  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522

    The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522
    av Konstantin S. Nossov

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846039300

    First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic fo…

  • The Forts of the Meuse in World War I

    The Forts of the Meuse in World War I
    av Clayton Donnell

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031144

    On 29 October 1891, the new forts built around the cities of Liege and Namur, known as the 'Forts of the Meuse,' were turned over to the Belgian Army. This huge project, the brainchild of General Henri Brialmont, produced 21 modern concrete and stee…

  • Defense of Japan 1945

    Defense of Japan 1945
    av Steven Zaloga

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846036873

    In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Jap…

  • The Forts of Celtic Britain

    The Forts of Celtic Britain
    av Angus Konstam

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846030642

    Half a millennium before the Romans first arrived in Britain an even more ferocious people, the Celts, arrived in what is now south-eastern England. The Celts remained in Britain long after the Romans departed, and although driven into the remoter c…

  • Japanese Castles AD 250-540

    Japanese Castles AD 250-540
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032530

    Renowned expert Stephen Turnbull examines the castles built in Japan, from the first primitive fortifications in the Yayoi Period (300 BC-AD 250) through to the first proper castles which began to be developed with the rise to power of the Yamato Co…

  • Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries, AD 710-1062

    Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries, AD 710-1062
    av Stephen Turnbull

    Häftad - 2005 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841768267

    From the 10th century onwards the great monastic foundations of Nara and Mount Hiei maintained large armies of warlike monks, a practice that was later followed by other institutions. The tempestuous political rivalries that developed between the di…

  • Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710

    Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710
    av David Nicolle

    Häftad - 2010 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846035036

    The Ottoman Empire was heir to the architectural traditions not only of the Byzantine Empire but also to those of the medieval Islamic Middle East. Having learned from these, the Ottomans created a fusion of military architectural styles to which th…

  • Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45

    Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45
    av Gordon L. Rottman

    Häftad - 2007 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846031168

    From June 1941, the Soviets were forced to undertake large-scale defensive operations in the face of the overwhelming German blitzkrieg assault, operations which ran counter to their preference for highly mobile, offensive warfare. Lessons were quic…

  • The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763

    The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763
    av Rene Chartrand

    Häftad - 2008 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781846032554

    New France consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. This title reviews t…

  • Fortifications of the Incas

    Fortifications of the Incas
    av H. W. Kaufmann

    Häftad - 2006 - Engelska - ISBN: 9781841769394

    The layout of the majority of Peruvian towns and settlements, including the capital Cuzco, evolved form the ubiquitous fortified family compound called the cancha, contributing to the Incan infrastructure. This book explores the development and prac…