Hampshire's Military Heritage, Paperback Book

Hampshire's Military Heritage Paperback

Part of the Military Heritage series


Hampshire's position on the South Coast of England has meant that it has played a key role in this country's military history for centuries.

Its military heritage is as diverse as any other county in Britain and in this book author Dean Hollands focuses upon the significant people, places and events associated with the military history of Hampshire from the early invaders and occupiers of Iron Age and Roman Britain, up to the present day.

Iron Age hill forts on the chalk uplands of Hampshire can be seen, and the Roman fort at Portchester is the best preserved in northern Europe.

These fortifications continued through the Norman Conquest, Henry VIII's castles, Napoleonic era defences and into the two World Wars.

Southampton and Portsmouth experienced waves of invaders over the centuries, but were also the home of the navy and the departure point for British military expeditions overseas, not least for D-Day in World War 2.

Aldershot is famous as the home of the British Army and Farnborough's air show has demonstrated its importance as the centre of British Military Aviation research since the 1940s.

The Cold War also left its mark on Hampshire and the author explores nuclear bunkers from the era as well as Hampshire connections of spies. Hampshire's Military Heritage looks at the military legacy of this county on land, by air and at sea.

The book not only explores the physical military heritage of the county, including its military cemeteries and hospitals, but also the stories of many involved in warfare in Hampshire over the ages, whether combatants, prisoners of war or civilians bearing the brunt of invasion or attack from the air.

All those wishing to know more about the military heritage of Hampshire will find this book of interest.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Military history
  • ISBN: 9781445680910



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