Portsmouth - In Defence of the Realm

Portsmouth - In Defence of the Realm

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The history of Portsmouth Harbour’s fortifications, military garrison, dockyard, naval and air defence establishments.

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Portsmouth Harbour has offered a secure anchorage for fighting fleets since Roman times. The growth of ‘Pompey’ from an adjunct to the ancient military centre at Portchester to the world’s premier naval base in Britain’s imperial heyday is described in this book which brings together the history of the harbour’s fortifications, military garrison, dockyard, naval and air defence establishments. The author also covers the many defensive and offensive innovations that were developed locally and the parts played by a number of individuals.

A book of great value to those interested in naval and military history.

Hardcover, 152 pgs, well illustrated, maps, notes & sources, bibliography, index. As new.

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Short Description The history of Portsmouth Harbour’s fortifications, military garrison, dockyard, naval and air defence establishments.
Weight (g) 900.0000
Author J. Sadden
Publisher Phillimore
Date Published 2001
ISBN 1 86077 165 3
Size 282mm x 210mm

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