1st ed., (Thus), 2001. Xxii + 614 pp., numerous photo-ills., + maps & diagrams. D.j., 24 x 16cm. Glue remains of small price label to d.j., o/w FINE. Drawing upon a wealth of original documents and first-hand accounts, this is the story of Britain's anti-aircraft defences on the Home Front during World War II ; in the Battle of Britain, the Blitz, and the Luftwaffe's cruel campaigns against cathedral cities and coastal resorts. This is also a study of the everyday places where the battles were fought. Built from Falmouth to the Shetlands, from Dover to Belfast, anti-aircraft gun-sites were one of the most familiar features on the wartime landscape. By exploring their design and patterning this book offers a new perspective of Britain's defence geography and rediscovers the sites which were home to hundreds and thousands of men and women.