British Home Defences 1940-45 by Bernard Lowry, Chris Taylor, Vincent Boulanger

By Bernard Lowry, Chris Taylor, Vincent Boulanger

In the summertime of 1940, the query Britain requested itself used to be now not 'will Hitler invade?' yet 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the development of pillboxes, anti-tank stop-lines and islands, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, in addition to the formation of the house defend and covert teams. New threats changed SEALION: radar detection structures have been elevated throughout the Blitz years, as have been intelligence-gathering platforms and listening posts. In 1944 and 1945, Britain was back confronted with a brand new and lethal threat,Hitler's 'Vengeance weapons'. This identify offers a concise review of Britain's shielding platforms, and offers a shiny photo of struggle at the domestic entrance.

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