Liphook, 1st.ed., 1989. 256 pp., profusely illustrated with photographs, drawings & plans. D.j., 28 x 21cm. Dust jacket slightly faded o/w FINE. A complete survey of British artillery fortifications making full use of historical research and modern archaeological findings. The author traces the earliest modifications to accommodate firearms in castles of the Middle Ages, examines coastal defensive works of the 19th century designed to support Britain’s naval power ; examines the monumental forts of the 1859 Royal Commission ; explains the political situations in Scotland and Ireland ; and describes coastal defence during the 1914-1918 and 1939-1945 wars. Illustrated throughout with photographs, contemporary plans and diagrams.