COASTAL DEFENCES OF THE BRITISH EMPIRE in the Revolutionary & Napoleonic Eras


A treasure trove of information on two sides of the same coin, costal defence and amphibious operations. The emphasis on the coastal defence side of the book is on the concept, development and operation of the Martello towers both in the United Kingdom and the British Empire. Everything which you could possibly want to know about Martello towers is covered in this book. On the amphibious operations side of the book where is a detailed analysis of the threat of invasion of the United Kingdom posed by Napoleon Bonaparte both before and after Trafalgar.

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