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1-984003 003 U-BOAT BASES AND BUNKERS 1940-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984005 005 JAPANESE CASTLES 1540-1640 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984006 006 ACW FORTS(1):Coastal Brick & Stone Forts 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984007 007 LINES OF TORRES VERDES 1809-10 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984008 008 DEFESNSES OF PEARL HARBOR 1907-50 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984010 010 MAGINOT LINE, THE 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984012 012 FORTRESSES OF THE PENINSULAR WAR 1807-14 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984013 013 NORMAN STONE CASTLES(1) 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984014 014 FORTIFICATIONS IN WESSEX c800-1016 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984015 015 GERMANY'S WEST WALL 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984016 016 FORTIFICATIONS OF MALTA 1530-1945 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984017 017 TROY c. 1700-1250 BC 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984018 018 NORMAN STONE CASTLES(2) 950-1204 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984020 020 BRITISH HOME DEFENCES 1940-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984021 021 CRUSADER CASTLES IN THE HOLY LAND 1097-1192 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984022 022 MYCENAEAN CITADELS c. 1350-1200BC 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984023 023 GERMAN FIELD FORTIFICATIONS 1939-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984024 024 FORTIFICATIONS OF THE WESTERN FRONT 1914-18 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984025 025 THE WALLS OF CONSTANTINOPLE AD... 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984026 026 AFGAN CAVE COMPLEXES 1979-2004 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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2-984027 027 FRENCH FORTRESSES IN NO AMERICA 1535-1763 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984028 028 FORTS OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER 1820-91 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984029 029 US WWII & KOREAN FIELD FORTIFICATIONS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984030 030 FORT EBEN EMAEL 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984031 031 ROME'S NORTHERN FRONTIER AD 70-235 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984033 033 SPECIAL FORCES CAMPS IN VIETNAM 1961-1970 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984035 035 BRITISH FORTIFICATIONS IN ZULULAND 1879 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984036 036 US STRATEGIC DEFENSE MISSILE SYSTEMS 1945-90 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984037 037 D-DAY FORTIFICATIONS IN NORMANDY 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984038 038 ACW FORTS & LAND FORTIFICATIONS(2) 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984040 040 ANCIENT GREEK FORTIFICATIONS 500-366 BC 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984041 041 THE CHANNEL ISLANDS 1941-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984042 042 VAUBAN FORTIFICATIONS OF FRANCE 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984043 043 ROMAN LEGIONARY FORTRESSES 27BC-AD378 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984044 044 AMERICAN COSTAL DEFENSES 1885-1950 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984046 046 CASTLES AND TOWER HOUSES OF THE SCOTTISH CLANS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984047 047 FORTIFICATIONS OF THE INCAS The greatest period of Inca expansion occured during the reigns of Pachacuti (1438-71), Tupa Inca (1471-93), and Huayna Capac (1493-1527). From the mountain stronghold of Cuzco, they subjugated the surrounding kingdoms and territories, absorbing their civilizations and their peoples. By 1525, they dominated much of the west of the continent, relying on fortified strongholds, an extensive system of roads and bridges, and obligatory military service to control local populations. This title takes a detailed look at the development of Incan fortification techniques, and examines how they came to be overrun by the Spanish conquistadors 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984048 048 VIET CONG AND NVA TUNNELS AND FORTIFICATIONS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984049 049 THE SPANISH MAIN 1493-1800 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984050 050 FORTS OF CELTIC BRITAIN 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984051 051 INDIAN CASTLES 1206-1526:The Delhi Sultanate 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984052 052 FORTIFICATIONS OF GIBRALTER 1068-1945 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984053 053 DEFENDING SPACE 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984054 054 FORTS OF THE AMERICAN FRONTIER 1820-1891 During the 1840s, the rarely visited 'Great American Desert' of the Southern Plains and Southwest became part of the inexorable westward expansion, as European traders and settlers headed overland from the eastern seaboard. The traditional lands of the Creek, Cherokee, Choctaw, Chickasaw and Seminole Indians were quickly absorbed, and the rapid advance of the frontier soon brought the white man into conflict with the Kiowa, Comanche, Apache and Navajo tribes.

Numerous posts and forts were built to protect trading posts and settlers, and to police the Indian reservations. This title explores the design and development of these sites, the life of the garrisons that manned them, and the clashes with Native American warriors such as Geronimo, Manuelito, and Quanah Parker. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984055 055 CATHAR CASTLES 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984056 056 ROME'S SAXON SHORE 1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984057 057 GREAT WALL OF CHINA 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984058 058 VIETNAM FIRE BASES 1965-73 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984059 059 CRUSADER CASTLES IN CYPRUS, GREECE & AEGEAN 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984060 060 THE FORTS OF THE MEUSE IN WWI 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984062 062 SOVIET FIELD FORTIFCATIONS 1941-45 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984063 063 THE ATLANIC WALL(1) 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984064 064 CASTLES OF EDWARD I IN WALES 1277-1307 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984065 065 FORTS OF JUDEA, THE 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984066 066 CASTLES OF HENRY VII 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984067 067 JAPANESE CASTLES IN KOREA 1592-98 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984068 068 ACW FORTS & LAND FORTIFICATIONS(3) 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984069 069 BERLIN WALL & THE INTRA-GERMAN BORDER 1961-89 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984070 070 STRONGHOLDS OF BORDER REIVERS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984071 071 WALLS OF ROME 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984072 072 GERMAN V-WEAPON SITES 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984073 073 HITTITE FORTIFICATIONS C. 1650-70 BC 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984074 074 JAPANESE CASTLES AD 250-1540 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984075 075 FORTS OF NEW FRANCE IN NO EAST AMER 1600-1763 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984076 076 SARACEN STRONGHOLDS AD 630-1350 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984077 077 THE STALIN AND MOLOTOV LINES 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984078 078 THE GERMAN FORTRESS OF METZ 1870-1944 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984079 079 ISRAELI FORTIFICATIONS OF THE OCTOBER WAR 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984080 080 BRITISH FORTS IN THE AGE OF ARTHUR 1 vol, 72 pgs 2008 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984081 081 MAORI FORTIFICATIONS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984082 082 SCOTTISH BARONIAL CASTLES 1250-1450 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984083 083 ROMAN AUXILIARY FORTS 27BC-AD 378 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984084 084 CHINESE WALLED CITIES 221 BC-AD 1644 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984085 085 SCAPA FLOW 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984086 086 ENGLISH CASTLES 1200-1300 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984087 087 SARECEN STONGHOLDS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984088 088 THE MANNERHIEM LINE 1920-39 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984089 089 THE ATLANTIC WALL(2) 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984090 090 GREEK FORTIFICATIONS OF ASIA MINOR 500-130 BC 1 vol, 72 pgs 2009 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984091 091 FORTIFICATIONS OF ANCIENT ISRAEL AND JUDAH 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984092 092 STRONHOLDS OF THE PICTS 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984093 093 The Forts of New France-Great Lakes, Plains et 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984094 094 Spanish Colonial Fortifications in No America 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984101 Chartrand, Rene 101 The Forts of Colonial North America British, Dutch, and Swedish Colonies This book takes a detailed look at the fortifications of various types that were built from the times of the earliest British settlements in North America in the late 16th century until the end of the Seven Years' War, when France ceded New France to Britain. It begins with a study of the forts built by colonists on Roanoke Island between 1585 and 1590, and the famous settlements in Jamestown (Virginia) from 1607. It moves on to cover the British settlements that followed in New England, Nova Scotia and other points on the North American coast, as well as the Dutch fortified settlements in what are now the states of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and the Swedish forts in Delaware between 1638 and 1655. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984106 Chartrand, Rene 106 FORTS OF THE WAR OF 1812 When war broke out between the United States and Great Britain in 1812, neither side was prepared for the conflict, as evidenced by their respective fortifications. The most sophisticated and modern fortifications were those built by the US Corps of Engineers to protect some of the main port cities. These included Fort Mifflin in Philadelphia, Fort McHenry in Baltimore and Castle William in New York.

The British also heavily fortified their main harbor at Halifax and their main center of power at Quebec. However, elsewhere, especially in the interior, fortifications were old, neglected or only hastily erected. The forts at Detroit and Mackinac were much as the British had left them in 1796. This book covers all of the main fortifications of the conflict, those that faced the crashing of guns and those whose intimidation played a part in the grand strategy of the war. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984110 Chartrand, Rene 110 FORTS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION 1775-83 Though primarily fought in the field, the American Revolution saw fortifications play an important part in some of the key campaigns of the war, including around major cities such as Boston, New York, and Savannah, as well as frontier forts at Stanwix, Niagara, and Cumberland.

This book details all the types of fortification used throughout the conflict, the engineers on all sides who constructed and maintained them, and the actions fought around and over them. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984103 Donnell, Clayton 103 THE FORTIFICATIONS OF VERDUN 1874-1917 The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some of the fiercest fighting during the battle. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984105 Field, Ron 105 Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891 California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska With the violent separation between the United States and Britain which began in 1776, the new 'Americans' set off to fulfill their manifest destiny and rule their new land from coast to coast. As they pushed westward, they came into conflict with both natives and other European settlers, and began to build fortresses to defend their newly claimed land. This book charts the development and variation of the fortresses of the American Frontier, covering both American defenses and those of the Spanish in the west. It also examines the little-known forts of early Russian settlers on the Pacific coast. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984009 Harrington, Peter and Illust. by S Spedaliere and S S Spedaliere 009 ENGLISH CIVIL WAR FORTIFCATIONS 1642-51 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984104 Harrison, Peter 104 FORTRESS MONASTERIES OF THE HIMALAYAS: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan The spread of Buddism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2011 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984004 McGovern, Terrance C and Mark A Berhow; Illust. by C Taylor 004 AMERICAN DEFENSES OF CORREGIDOR/MANILLA BAY 1898-1945 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984097 McNally, Michael 097 Colditz: Oflag IV-C Immortalized in film and literature, the 15th century castle of Colditz is remembered not for tales of medieval chivalry or withstanding withering sieges, but for its darker past, when it was converted by the Nazis into a prisoner-of-war camp called Oflag IV-C. A natural choice for a prison, Colditz had been used successfully during the First World War and had gained a reputation for being impossible to escape from. But this reputation was dramatically shattered by the ingenuity of the prisoners interned there. This book examines the history of Colditz, the methods used to keep prisoners inside her formidable walls, and the techniques by which its prisoners attempted to escape. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984032 Nicolle, David 032 CRUSADER CASTLES IN THE HOLY LAND 1192-1302 This title examines the early fortifications erected by the Crusaders in modern-day Israel, the Palestinian territories, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria and southeastern Turkey.

The Crusaders that landed in the Middle East in the late 11th century brought with them their own traditions of military architecture, but it was not long before their defensive construction began to reflect a broad array of local influences. Most early Crusader structures were relatively small, and tended to increase the existing natural and defensive features of a site.

The basic forms comprised freestanding towers, castra, and hilltop and spur-castles, but urban centers, religious sites and rural dwellings were also fortified. From the 1160s, bigger, stronger and more expensive castles began to appear, in response to developments in Islamic siege weaponry. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2005 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984095 Nicolle, David illust by Adam Hook 095 Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710 The Ottoman Empire was heir to the architectural traditions not only of the Byzantine Empire but also to those of the medieval Islamic Middle East. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984096 Nicolle, David illust by Adam Hook 096 The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522 First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them.

1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984039 Nossov, Konstantin S and Illust. by Peter Dennis 039 RUSSIAN FORTRESSES 1480-1682 In 1462 the throne of the Principality of Moscow passed to Ivan III (1462-1505), who succeeded in throwing off the Tatar yoke. For the next 200 years this new state struggled to maintain her borders against a series of attacks from the Lithuanians, Swedes and Poles to the west, as well as the Tatars to the south. They achieved this through the development of a network of fortified sites and a series of linear defensive systems. This book examine how these fortifications were developed to respond to ever changing situations under the command of such charismatic rulers as Ivan the Terrible, right through to the military reforms of Peter the Great.
1 vol, 72 pgs 2006 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984061 Nossov, Konstantin S and Illust. by Peter Dennis 061 MEDIEVAL RUSSIAN FORTRESSES AD 862-1480 According to Russian legend, in the year AD 862 the Slav tribes of what is now European Russia invited a number of Scandinavian princes to rule over them. However, on the death of these princes, Prince Oleg seized Kiev and united the Northern and Southern Russian territories, building extensive fortifications to protect its borders. The rise of feudalism in the 11th century lead to the development of individual fortified sites and the extended border defenses fell into disrepair.

Consequently, Mongol hordes poured over the border introducing the siege warfare techniques of the East, heavily influencing the fortification styles thereafter. Using a wealth of archeological evidence and first-hand sources, Konstantin Nossov charts the history of the medieval Russian fortress from its early beginnings until the 14th century, paying special attention to the development of one of the most iconic fortifications in the world: the Kremlin. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2007 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984111 Osborn, Patrick R 111 THE HINDENBURG LINE Jagging across northwestern Europe like an ugly scar, the Hindenburg Line was Germany's most formidable line of defense in World War I. Its fearsome reputation was matched only by its cunning design, with deep zigzagging trenches, concrete fieldworks, barbed wire and devilish booby traps forming an intimidating barrier for any attacking army.

Through meticulous research, this volume explores each of the major portions of the Hindenburg Line, paying particular attention to three examples of Allied operations against it towards the end of the war: the critical flanking of the Drocourt-Qeant Switch; the daring but costly rupture of the line of the St. Quentin Canal; and the bloody battles of the Meuse-Argonne.

Includes specially commissioned artwork and historical photographs. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2016 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984100 Short, Neil 100 THE FUHRER'S HEADQUARTERS This book describes and examines the F 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984108 Short, Neil 108 GERMANY'S EAST WALL IN WORLD WAR II The East Wall was where the final battles for the stricken Third Reich were fought, amid scenes of utter carnage. Beginning life at the end of World War I, the wall became a pet project of Adolf Hitler's, whose ascent to power saw building work accelerated, with plans for a grand, 'Maginot-style' defense put in place.

But with a characteristically erratic change of heart, Hitler began to systematically strip the wall of its best defensive assets to bolster the Atlantic Wall, never dreaming that he would face an attack on two fronts. Despite belated and somewhat bungled reinforcements later in the war, the East Wall would face a monstrous challenge as it became the Reich's last redoubt in the face of the mighty Soviet war machine. Neil Short brings his expert knowledge to bear with an analysis of different stages of the wall's construction, the years of neglect and decay and the hasty, drastic redevelopment in the face of the looming Soviet threat.

Contents: Introduction; Chronology; Design and development; The principles of defense; Tour of the sites; The living sites; Operational history; Aftermath; The sites today; Bibliography; Glossary; and Index. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984011 Turnbull, Stephen and Illust. by Peter Dennis 011 CRUSADER CASTLES OF THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS (1) Red Brick castles of Prussia 1230-1466 1 vol, 72 pgs 2003 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984019 Turnbull, Stephen and Illust. by Peter Dennis 019 CRUSADER CASTLES OF THE TEUTONIC KNIGHTS (2) Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia 1185-1560 1 vol, 72 pgs 2004 LONDON, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984098 Vogel, Carola 098 Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC, The During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Ancient Egypt led the world in the construction of fortifications. The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, including both fortified cities and military installations. It covers the most famous sites including the fortified town of Ayn Asil and the fortress of Buhen. The text also examines the specific defensive structures within the fortifications, including gates, walls, and towers, and looks at both the operation and social history of these ancient military strongholds. Includes tour of the sites: Aniba, Buhen, Uronarti, and Semna-West. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984109 Zaloga, Steveen 109 THE ATLANTIC WALL (3): The Sudwall Completes the trilogy of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built, and used.

After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the 'Sudwall' (South Wall) sprang up quickly along the French Mediterranean coast and the neighboring Italian coast around Genoa. The new defenses were bolstered by existing French fortifications of key port towns such as Marseilles and Toulon - many of them bristling with heavy artillery.

Whilst describing the wall's physical design features, this book also recounts the defenses' role in the Allied invasion of Southern France; Operation Dragoon - 'The Second D-Day'. As the Germans' worst fears became a reality, the southern Atlantic Wall would face its ultimate test. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2015 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984099 Zaloga, Steven 099 DEFENSE OF JAPAN 1945 In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Japanese home island fortifications that were constructed during 1941-45. Utilizing diagrams, specially commissioned artwork, and sources previously unavailable in English, Steven Zaloga examines these defences in the context of a possible Allied invasion, constructing various arguments for one of the greatest 'what if' scenarios of World War II, and helping to explain why the Americans decided to go ahead with a nuclear option. 1 vol, 72 pgs 2010 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984107 Zaloga, Steven 107 DEFENSE OF THE THIRD REICH 1941-45 Starting in 1940, Germany was subjected to a growing threat of Allied bomber attack. The RAF night bombing offensive built up in a slow but unrelenting crescendo through the Ruhr campaign in the summer of 1944 and culminated in the attacks on Berlin in the autumn and early winter of 1943-44. They were joined by US daylight raids which began to impact German industry in the autumn of 1943.

This book focuses on the land-based infrastructure of Germany's defense against the air onslaught. Besides active defense against air attack, Germany also invested heavily in passive defense such as air raid shelters. While much of this defense was conventional such as underground shelters and the dual use of subways and other structures, Germany faced some unique dilemmas in protecting cities against night fire bomb raids. As a result, German architects designed massive above-ground defense shelters which were amongst the most massive defensive structures built in World War II. 1 vol, 64 pgs 2012 UK, OSPREY PUBLISHING
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1-984102 Zaloga, Steven illust by Adam Hook 102 DEFENSE OF THE RHINE 1944-45 The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defense lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another matter. As a result, construction of a Rhine defense line began in September 1944. Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction undertaken to strengthen the Westwall (Siegfried Line), to fortify many of the border villages, and finally to prepare for the demolition of the Rhine bridges. Using detailed maps, color artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany's last line of defense.
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