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Defending London: The Military Landscape from Prehistory to the Present

Length: 496 pages6 hours


London's military structures and the history behind them, from early times to the presentDescribing the various elements of London's military heritage, this book places them in their historical, archaeological, and social context. It covers the castles and strong houses of the medieval and Tudor monarchs and statesmen, the pseudo-fortresses of the Victorian militia and rifle volunteers, the airfields of the anti-Zeppelin fighters of the Royal Flying Corps, the Battle of Britain bases of the RAF, the pillbox defenses against invasion of 1940, the anti-nuclear defenses of the Cold War, and beyond.

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