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on 6 January 2009
A famous book that started the interest in WW2 military archaeology in the UK. Although now dated (from 1985) it is hard to beat for a variety of reasons. In my opinion the comparable modern equivalent would be the books written by Dr Mike Osborn.
The subject was well researched at the time by the author. Many black and white photos are spread throughout the book as well as clear pillbox design plans and period illustrations. A useful gazeteer at the rear of the book gives hundreds of locations by way of map references of surviving ww2 defensive locations around the British Isles.I recieved my copy when studying history in 1986 and the book has lived with me ever since.Long since unavalible and out of print you may just be lucky to find a copy along with its dustcover intact but prices vary considerably.
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on 22 October 2010
Its a great pity that this book is out of print, however the "used" copy that I bought is in excellent condition. If you have an interest in the 2nd world war defences in this country then this is a good primer for to start you off with. The photos are very good and having lived in Crondall on the Hampshire Surrey border, I found it covered this area in great detail. A very good read
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on 14 August 2016
Borrowed this title from my local library 20 years ago. Been trying to find it since. Its an invaluable refence work for anyone interested in the subject. There is an excellent set of drawings for the many types of pillboxes which are most useful to the military modeller.

Well worth the wait!
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on 25 January 2015
All time classic, a must have for anyone interested in British war time defence.
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on 28 December 2014
Arrived quickly and was as described
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