British Home Defences 1940-45, Paperback

British Home Defences 1940-45 Paperback

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In the summer of 1940, the question Britain asked itself was not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' Sealion, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, anti-tank stop-lines and islands, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups.

New threats replaced Sealion: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts.

In 1944 and 1945, Britain was once again faced with a new and 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.

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 55 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781841767673

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