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Afganistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004
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    Afgan Cave Complexes 1979-2004 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR26Following 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 1990s. Following the events of September 11, 2001, these cave systems have once more come to prominence and sites such as Tora Bora and Zhawar Kili have featured in news headlines...

    American Civil War Fortifications (2): Land And Field Fortifications
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      Author: Ron FieldIllustrator: Peter DennisAbout this bookThe American Civil War saw a massive development in the use of field fortifications, the result of the practical application of antebellum West-Point teaching, and the deadly impact of rifled infantry weapons and artillery. Both the Federal and Confederate armies began to develop far more sophisticated systems of field fortification, and the larger field works and fortifications surrounding Washington, DC and Richmond, VA were redesigned...

      American Civil War Fortifications (3) Mississippi & River Forts
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        American Civil War Mississippin Fortifications & River Forts, Part 3 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR68The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the 'Gibraltar of the Confederacy', whose capture was seen as the key to victory in the war. This book explores the fortifications of...

        American Coastal Defences 1885-1950
        American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 Sale Price: $15.95
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          American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR44In the late-19th century, with the advances in technology and the increase in America's economic stature, a new round of fortification building began in the United States and its overseas territories. Locations such as Portland, Boston, New York, Baltimore, Charlestown, Savannah, Key West, Los Angeles and San Francisco were all extensively fortified. This book provides a concise introduction to the design, development...

          American Defences Corregidor 1898-1945
          American Defences Corregidor 1898-1945 Sale Price: $15.95
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            American Defences Corregidor 1898-1945 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR4The Philippines were declared an American Territory on January 4, 1899, and fortification construction soon began on the islands in the mouth of Manila Bay. Among the sites built were Fort Mills (Corregidor), Fort Frank, and the formidable "concrete battleship" of Fort Drum. The defenses suffered constant Japanese bombardment during World War II, leading to the surrender of American forces. In 1945 the forts were...

            British Forts In The Age Arthu
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              British Forts In The Age Arthu by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR80When 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 themselves by using fortifications. While some Roman forts were maintained, the Post-Roman Britons also created new strongholds, or re-occupied some of the hill-forts first built by...

              British Home Defences 1940-45
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                British Home Defences 1940-45 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR20In the summer of 1940, Britain asked itself not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups. Later, new dangers replaced SEALION: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems...

                Castles Of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307
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                  Castles Of Edward I In Wales 1277-1307 by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR64In 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 defence of these Welsh castles, documenting daily life within their walls and the historical events that took place around them. Focusing on key sites, it highlights the...

                  Castles Of Henry VIII
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                    Castles Of Henry VIII by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR66In 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 more than 20 stone forts to protect England-s major ports and estuaries. Aided by excellent illustrations, Peter Harrington explores the departure from artillery-vulnerable medieval...

                    Cathar Castles
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                      Cathar Castles by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR55During the early 13th century the north of what is now France went to war with the south in a bloody crusade aimed at destroying the heretical sect known as the Cathars. The conflict was characterized by vicious guerrilla actions and the besieging of the innumerable fortified sites that dotted the landscape of the south. Illustrated with full colour artwork and stunning photographs, this book describes the castles and fortifications of...

                      Crusader Castle Teutonic Knight
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                        ALSO AVAILABLE TO BUY AS AN E-BOOK. The original forced conversion of pagan Livonia, what is now the Baltic states of Latvia and Estonia, was carried out by a military order known as the Brethren of the Sword. In 1236 this order was incorporated into the Teutonic Knights following a catastrophic military defeat. The knights had always consolidated their conquests through networks of castles and fortified places, and the Livonian Chapter of the Teutonic Order built castles of stone. This title...

                        Crusader Castles In Holy Land 1097-1192
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                          Crusader Castles In Holy Land by Osprey PublishingItem Number: OSPFOR21The Crusaders that landed in the Middle East in the late 11th century brought with them their own traditions of military architecture, but it was not long before their defensive construction began to reflect a broad array of local influences. Most early Crusader structures were relatively small, and tended to increase the existing natural and defensive features of a site. The basic forms comprised freestanding towers,...