British Home Defences 1940-45, Paperback

British Home Defences 1940-45 Paperback

Part of the Fortress series


In the summer of 1940, the question Britain asked itself was not 'will Hitler invade?' but 'when?' Sealion, the German invasion plan, provoked the construction of pillboxes, anti-tank stop-lines and islands, coastal defences, heavy-gun emplacements and anti-aircraft batteries, as well as the formation of the Home Guard and covert groups.

New threats replaced Sealion: radar detection systems were expanded during the Blitz years, as were intelligence-gathering systems and listening posts.

In 1944 and 1945, Britain was once again faced with a new and 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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 55 b&w and 8 colour illustrations
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: British & Irish history
  • ISBN: 9781841767673



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