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Pillboxes of Britain and Ireland - Short review,
This review is from: Pillboxes of Britain and Ireland (Paperback)The book provides a first class record of pillbox military structures.
Chapters 1 to 4 provide an overview of the origins, development and role of pillboxes.
Chapter 5, Pillbox Typology, is the principal chapter and is a highly detailed record of the numerous different types of pillbox.
Chapter 6,Typology of Defensible Structures, provides details of small hardened defences including turrets, airfield battle headquarters, seagull trenches, spigot mortars and post WW2 guard posts.
The final chapter is an overview of the tactical use of hardened defences.
Within the 317 pages are numerous photographs and drawings providing a superb record of pillbox structures.
The book is a must for all pillbox enthusiasts and will also appeal to people interested in twentieth century fortifications. It should become a classic and is a fine companion to Mike Osborne's previous book published with Tempus, "Defending Britain Twentieth-Century Military Structures in the Landscape".