Coastal Defence Batteries of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland & Isle of Man in the Second World War (Book) Review

Coastal Defence Batteries of England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland & Isle of Man in the Second World War

Released: 1st January 2013
RRP: £8
Publisher: Printed by Boswell Printers
Author: Peter Cobb and the U.K.F.C Edited by David Wood
Type: Paperback
ISBN: 0000
Pages: 80

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Up to and during the First World War, coastal artillery was concentrated on the major ports, some fourteen in all. The reasoning behind this being that the Royal Navy would keep any invasion fleet at bay.
However, after the retreat from Dunkirk early in the Second World War, the need to protect our coastline from imminent invasion became extremely urgent. The realization that the Germans could land easily, especially on the southern and eastern coastline, prompted one of the largest military building programs ever seen in the UK.

David Wood has created an easy to use booklet which will appeal to anyone with an interest in the history of artillery. The battery listings from the United Kingdom are listed in alphabetical order making them easy to find. Peter Cobb successfully collected records from primary sources and records including material from the Naval Gun Log. David Wood has done an excellent job at editing the work and sharing his knowledge of these battery sites.

The booklet is available at a cost of £8 plus £1.20 UK P&P, £3.36 EU P&P or £4.60 for the Rest of the World.

For more details, please email David Wood on davealanwood@tiscali.co.uk.


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