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British Home Defenses - 1940-45

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British Home Defenses - 1940-45
by Osprey
Author: Bernard Lowry
Publish Year: 2004
Pages: 64
Dimensions: 7.5x9.5x.25"
Restockable: Yes
NKG part #: 2148850629
Mfg. part #: OSPFOR020
Type: Softcover
Series: FOR20

Description

In the summer of 1940, Britain asked itself not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' SEALION, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, coastal defenses, 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 and listening posts. From 1944, Britain was again faced with a deadly threat, Hitler's 'Vengeance weapons'. This title provides a concise assessment of Britain's defensive systems, and presents a vivid picture of war on the home front.