Discovering Fortifications

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By the end of the 15th century, following the discovery of gunpowder and the introduction of the cannon, it was clear that fortresses would need to be built very differently to withstand the assault of artillery. This review of the evolution of fortifications in Britain charts developments from Henry VIII's castles to the pillboxes of the 1940s and the underground bunkers of the nuclear age.

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Discovering Fortifications

Discovering Fortifications

From the Tudors to the Cold War

Shire2006

Paperback136pp Illustrated210x128mm

9780747806516     Product Code: 299907

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By the end of the 15th century, following the discovery of gunpowder and the introduction of the cannon, it was clear that fortresses would need to be built very differently to withstand the assault of artillery. This review of the evolution of fortifications in Britain charts developments from Henry VIII's castles to the pillboxes of the 1940s and the underground bunkers of the nuclear age.

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