Suffolk's Defended Shore

    SubTitle

    Coastal Fortifications from the Air
    Suffolk's Defended Shore large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        31 Jul 2007

        Summary

        Presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey. This survey included examination of modern and historic aerial photographs.
        9920585
        9920585

        Main Summary

          Suffolk's Defended Shore presents an illustrated history of the development of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected as part of the English Heritage national survey.  The survey involved the examination of both modern and historic aerial photographs which led to the creation of a detailed map of the archaeological remains on the county's coast.
          The results of the survey are dominated by evidence for the military defence of the coast, reflecting the importance of the Suffolk coast in national defence strategies over many years.

          Extensively illustrated, this book highlights the particular importance of historic aerial photographs which provide a different and unique perspective on the coastal defences constructed in World War II. Photographs  taken during and immediately after this war sometimes provide the only visual record of the rapidly evolving defences from this period.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Sarah Newsome
          Cain Hegarty

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          276mm

          Number of Illustrations

          138

          Number of Pages

          116

          ISBN

          9781873592984

          Contents

            Acknowledgements

            List of abbreviations

            1 The big picture

            2 An aerial perspective

            3 From prehistory to the medieval period

            4 The 16th to 19th centuries

            5 The 20th century up to the Second World War

            6 The Second World War

            7 The Cold War era

            8 The future of Suffolk’s coastal military remains

            Bibliography

            Sources and archives

            Index

            Reviews