BRITAIN’S ISLAND FORTRESSES: DEFENCE OF THE EMPIRE 1796-1956

CLEMENTS (B.)

L054

£25.00

224pp., 50 illus. 2019. The author describes in detail, with the aid of historic photographs, maps and plans, the defences of the most important islands, Bermuda, Ceylon, Hong Kong, Jamaica and Singapore, and a number of lesser ones including Antigua, Ascension, Mauritius St Helena and St Lucia. He describes how the defences were modified over the years in order to meet the changing strategic needs of the Empire, and the technological changes brought about by the Industrial Revolution.