Fortress Kent

Roy Ingleton

 
Date Published :
July 2014
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Language:
English
Illustration :
16 pages of b/w plates
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Binding. : Hardback
ISBN : 9781848848887
Pages : 192
Dimensions : 9 X 6 inches
Stock Status : In stock
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Overview
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Since the dawn of civilization, Britain has been menaced by foreign powers and invasive hordes, anxious either to pillage and plunder or to invade and rule over this green and pleasant land.

Situated on the extreme southeastern corner of England, the county of Kent is the nearest point to continental Europe, and has so been the targeted landing point for most of these incursions. From the time of the Angles, Jutes and Saxons to the Second World War, the Men of Kent and Kentish Men have had to set up and maintain defensive structures, from Norman castles to 1940 pill boxes, from the Royal Military Canal to the anti-tank ditches carved out of the hills around the coast.

This book is the story of these: the threats which led to the erection and construction of various defensive obstacles, their upkeep and garrisoning and, in some cases, their ultimate destruction.

About The Author
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Roy Ingleton is a professional writer and translator. He lives in Maidstone in the heart of Kent. Roy has written extensively on criminal and police history and the history of Kent. His best-known books are Police of the World, The Great Debate: Arming the British Police, The Gentlemen at War: Policing Britain 1939-1945, Policing Kent 1800-2000, John Gott: A Life in the Fast Lane and Kent Murder and Mayhem.

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