Defending the North - The Fortifications of Ulster 1796-1956, by Bill Clements

£35.99
Defending the North - The Fortifications of Ulster 1796-1956, by Bill Clements

Published by Colourpoint Books in 2003, 118 pages. Large softback - 26cm by 21cm (S6578YWSO)

This book is a fascinating and detailed study of the military fortifications and defensive structures around the coasts of Northern Ireland and north Donegal. The book is illustrated throughout with several black and white photographs, drawings and maps, and follows a chronological approach detailing the development of defences and their associated military hardware in each period between the Napoleonic wars and the Second World War. Chapters include:

  • The Board of Ordnance and the Defence Committees
  • War with France 1798-1809
  • Lough Swilly 1810-1815
  • Lough Foyle and Belfast Lough 1810-1816
  • The Irish Signal Towers
  • The Years of Peace 1816-1854
  • Fear of France and the Technological Revolution 1855-1880
  • Breech-Loaders and Battleships 1881-1900
  • The Approach of War 1900-1914
  • World War One 1914-1918
  • Between the Wars 1919-1939
  • World War Two - Part One 1839-1941
  • World War Two - Part Two 1942-1945

The condition of the book is generally very good. The cover has one or two very minor scuffs, and some light nibbling along the edges and corners, but the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.

Condition New