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Fortress110. Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83. Paperback

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  • Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83. Fortress 110.
  • Author: René Chartrand; Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
  • Pb.
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Fortress109. The Atlantic Wall (3). The Südwall. pb

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  • The Atlantic Wall (3). The Südwall. Fortress 109.
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Pb. 64 pages. This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the ‘Sudwall' (South Wall) sprang up quickly along the French Mediterranean coast and the neighbouring Italian coast around Genoa. The new defenses were bolstered by existing French fortifications of key port towns such as Marseilles and Toulon - many of them bristling with heavy artillery. Whilst describing the wall's physical design features, this book also recounts the defenses' role in the Allied invasion of Southern France; Operation Dragoon - ‘The Second D-Day'. As the Germans' worst fears became a reality, the southern Atlantic Wall would face its ultimate test.
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Fortress108 Germany’s East Wall in World War II. pb.

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  • Germany’s East Wall in World War II. Fortress 108.
  • Author: Neil Short; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Pb. Number of Pages: 64
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Fortress107 Defense of the Third Reich 1941-45. Pb

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  • Defense of the Third Reich 1941-45. Fortress 107
  • Author: Steven J. Zaloga; Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; October 2012; 64 pages
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Fortress106 Forts of the War of 1812. Paperback. 9781849085762

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  • Forts of the War of 1812. Fortress 106
  • Author: René Chartrand Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
  • Paperback; February 2012; 64 pages. 9781849085762
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Fortress105 Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891 ISBN 9781849083157

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  • Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891. California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska. Fortress 105
  • Author: Ron Field Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; October 2011; 64 pages
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Fortress104 Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas. Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan. Pb 9781849083966

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  • Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas. Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan. Fortress 104
  • Author: Peter Harrison Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; May 2011; 64 pages
  • The spread of Buddhism and Tibetan secular power throughout the Himalayas led to a distinctive style of fortifications not found anywhere else. This book looks at Himalayan fortifications, from their creation in the Middle Ages to their destruction and capture by the Chinese in the 20th century.
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Fortress103 The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917. Pb 9781849084123

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  • The Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917. Fortress 103
  • Author: Clayton Donnell, Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Paperback; April 2011; 64 pages
  • The ring of fortifications protecting the city of Verdun on the Meuse River would become critical in the infamous battle of World War I. This book examines these fortifications, including the famous forts of Douaumont and Vaux that saw some of the fiercest fighting during the battle.
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Fortress102 Defense of the Rhine 1944-45. Pb

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  • Defense of the Rhine 1944-45. Fortress 102
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; March 2011; 64 pages
  • The Rhine River represented the last natural defensive barrier for the Third Reich in the autumn of 1944. Although Hitler had been reluctant to allow the construction of tactical defence lines in France, the final defense of the Reich was another matter. As a result, construction of a Rhine defence line began in September 1944. Steven J. Zaloga examines the multiple phases of construction undertaken to strengthen the Westwall (Siegfried Line), to fortify many of the border villages, and finally to prepare for the demolition of the Rhine bridges. Using detailed maps, colour artwork, and expert analysis, this book takes a detailed look at Germany’s last line of defence.
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Fortress101 The Forts of Colonial North America. British, Dutch and Swedish colonies. Paperback

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  • The Forts of Colonial North America. British, Dutch and Swedish colonies. Fortress 101
  • Author: René Chartrand Illustrator: Donato Spedaliere
  • Paperback; January 2011; 64 pages
  • a detailed look at the fortifications of various types that were built from the times of the earliest British settlements in North America in the late 16th century until the end of the Seven Years’ War, when France ceded New France to Britain. It begins with a study of the forts built by colonists on Roanoke Island between 1585 and 1590, and the famous settlements in Jamestown (Virginia) from 1607. It moves on to cover the British settlements that followed in New England, Nova Scotia and other points on the North American coast, as well as the Dutch fortified settlements in what are now the states of New York, Connecticut and New Jersey, and the Swedish forts in Delaware between 1638 and 1655
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Fortress 99 Defense of Japan 1945. Pb

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  • Defense of Japan 1945. Fortress 99
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • Paperback; October 2010; 64 pages
  • In 1945, with her fleet destroyed and her armies beaten, the only thing that stood between Japan and an Allied invasion was the numerous coastal defence positions that surrounded the islands. This is the first book to take a detailed look at the Japanese home island fortifications that were constructed during 1941–45. Utilizing diagrams, specially commissioned artwork, and sources previously unavailable in English, Steven Zaloga examines these defences in the context of a possible Allied invasion, constructing various arguments for one of the greatest ‘what if’ scenarios of World War II, and helping to explain why the Americans decided to go ahead with a nuclear option.
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Fortress 98. The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC. Paperback

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  • The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC. Fortress 98
  • Author: Carola Vogel , Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Paperback; 64 pages
  • During the Old and Middle Kingdoms, Ancient Egypt led the world in the construction of fortifications. The oldest was discovered on Elephantine Island and dates to c.2900 BC. This book investigates over 2,000 years of Egyptian fortification, including both fortified cities and military installations. It covers the most famous sites including the fortified town of Ayn Asil and the fortress of Buhen. The text also examines the specific defensive structures within the fortifications, including gates, walls, and towers, and looks at both the operation and social history of these ancient military strongholds.
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Fortress 97 Colditz: Oflag IV-C. Paperback

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  • Colditz: Oflag IV-C. Fortress 97
  • Author: Michael McNally Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Paperback; 2010; 64 pages
  • Immortalized in film and literature, the 15th century castle of Colditz is remembered not for tales of medieval chivalry or withstanding withering sieges but for its darker past, when it was converted by the Nazis into a prisoner-of-war camp called Oflag IV-C. A natural choice for a prison, Colditz had been used successfully during the First World War and had gained a reputation for being impossible to escape from. But this reputation was dramatically shattered by the ingenuity of the prisoners interned there. This book examines the history of Colditz, the methods used to keep prisoners inside her formidable walls, and the techniques by which her prisoners attempted to escape.
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Fortress 96 The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522. Paperback

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  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522. Fortress 96
  • Author: Konstantin Nossov Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Paperback; 64 pages
  • First besieged in 305 BC, the island of Rhodes became part of the Roman Empire and was later fortified in the Byzantine style. Due to its strategic position in the Mediterranean, Rhodes was also attacked and besieged for over a century by Islamic forces. This title details the development of these fascinating fortifications, as well as the sieges that sought to reduce them.
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Fortress 95. Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710

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  • Ottoman Fortifications 1300–1710. Fortress 95
  • Author: David Nicolle Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback; 64 pages. The Ottoman Empire was heir to the architectural traditions not only of the Byzantine Empire but also to those of the medieval Islamic Middle East. Having learned from these, the Ottomans created a fusion of military architectural styles to which they added what they learned from their later medieval and early modern European rivals. This book explores the historical background, socio-political circumstances and purposes of Ottoman military architecture, and reveals the incorporation of many different traditions that led to specific developments in form, function and decoration of these remarkable constructions. Among the areas covered are urban fortifications and the role of cities, frontier fortresses and the role of the Janissaries, garrison citadels as seats of power, and the role of small forts in protecting major communications, trade and pilgrimage routes.
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Fortress 94. Spanish Colonial Fortifications.

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  • Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565–1822. Fortress 94
  • Paperback; 64 pages
  • Author: Alejandro de Quesada; Illustrator: Stephen Walsh
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Fortress 93. The Forts of New France

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  • The Forts of New France. The Great Lakes, the Plains and the Gulf Coast 1600–1763. Fortress 93
  • Author: René Chartrand Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • Paperback; 64 pages. “New France” consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. This title, which follows on from Fortress 27: French Fortresses in North America 1534-1763: Québec, Montréal, Louisbourg and New Orleans and Fortress 75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600–1763, takes a look at the forts guarding the frontier defenses of New France from the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. Among the sites examined are forts Crèvecoeur (Ilinois), Biloxi (on the Mississippi), St Jean-Baptiste (Louisiana), Natchitoches (Louisiana), de Chartres (on the Mississippi), Condé (Alabama), and Toulouse (Alabama).
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Fortress 92. Strongholds of the Picts. The Fortifications of Dark Age Scotland

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  • Strongholds of the Picts. The Fortifications of Dark Age Scotland. Fortress 92
  • By Angus Konstam, Illustrated by Peter Denis
  • Paperback, 64 pages
  • When the Romans withdrew from Britain, the north of the country was ruled by the most mysterious of the ancient British races, the Picts. Much of what is known about these “painted” warriors, comes from the remains of the fortifications that they left scattered around Scotland. Although the Picts are famous as sea raiders, they were also subjected to attacks from a number of opponents. To their south, the Romano-British reoccupied the abandoned Roman fortifications and hired Saxon mercenaries to strike against the Picts. Meanwhile, from the west a new group, the Scoti, attacked from Ireland. This book covers the fortification of the ancient Picts in all their conflicts and discusses the importance of these sites as religious centres and seats of power, while using the latest archeological evidence to help unravel the mystery of this ancient race.
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Fortress 91. The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC.

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  • The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC. Fortress 91
  • By Samuel Rocca, Illustrated by Adam Hook
  • Paperback, 64 pages
  • This book provides a detailed study of the fortifications of the founders of ancient Israel from the time of their first settlement in the Middle East, through the periods of the united and divided kingdoms, until the sack of Jerusalem in 586 BC. It begins in the period of Israelite settlement in the First Iron Age period (1200–1000 BC). The extensive fortifications created by the famous kings Saul, David and Solomon are covered, including Gibeah, Jerusalem, Megiddo, Hazor and Gezer, which are described in the Bible. The period of the Divided Monarchy saw the creation of two separate political entities: the kingdoms of Israel and Judah. The enemies the two kingdoms faced in this period included Moab, Edom, and the Arameans as well as the mighty empires of Assyria, Babylonia and Egypt. This book is a must-have for fans of warfare in the ancient Middle East.
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Fortress 90 Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC. From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest. Paperback

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  • Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC. From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest. Fortress 90
  • Author: Konstantin Nossov. Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • November 2009; Pb. 64 pages. Fought over repeatedly in the 5th century BC, their conquest by the Persians provided a casus belli for Alexander the Great to cross the Hellespont in 334 BC and launch the battle of Granicus and the sieges of Miletus and Halicarnassus. A blend of Greek and Asian styles of military architecture. Konstantin Nossov illustrates the evolution of Greek fortifications and the influences of the region they bordered.
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Fortress 89 The Atlantic Wall (2) Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. Paperback

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  • Atlantic Wall (2) Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway. Paperback. Fortress 89
  • Author Steven J Zaloga. Illustrator Adam Hook
  • November 2009; 64 pages; Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. Focusing on the northern Atlantic Wall in the Low Countries and Scandinavia, this title addresses the special defensive features and unique aspects of fortification in these countries, such as the early focus on fortifying Norway, due to early British commando raids; the greater use of turreted naval guns; and the establishment of first-line Flak defences in the Low Countries to counter the Allied strategic bombing campaign.
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Fortress 88 The Mannerheim Line 1920–39. Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War. Paperback

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  • Mannerheim Line 1920 – 1939. Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War. Paperback. Fortress 88
  • Author: Bair Irincheev. Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • September 2009; 64 pages;  In the wake of the bloody civil war that followed Finland’s independence from Russia in 1917, the border between the two countries was established across the Karelian Isthmus. Through an analysis of the background, and operational history of the Mannerheim Line, Bair Irincheev attempts to dispel such myths and provide an accurate assessment of its huge historical importance.
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Fortress 87 Saracen Strongholds 1100–1500. The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands. Paperback

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  • Saracen Strongholds 1100–1500. The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands. Fortress 87
  • Author: David Nicolle. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • Paperback, 64 pages; The Islamic concepts of military architecture had an influence upon fortifications in Western Europe, including Italy and the Iberian Peninsula. However, Islamic fortifications continued to focus upon the defence of cities and frontiers rather than providing security for feudal aristocracies, as was increasingly the case in Europe. Covering fortifications as far apart as North Africa, Afghanistan and northern India, this volume focuses on the Islamic side of the conflict.
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Fortress 86 English Castles 1200-1300. Paperback

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  • English Castles 1200-1300. Paperback; Fortress 86
  • Author: Christopher Gravett. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • July 2009; 64 pages; These fortifications were to be well tested throughout the course of the 13th century as England was riven by the conflict, characterized by prolonged sieges, between the monarchy and powerful magnates.

Fortress 85 Scapa Flow. The defences of Britain’s great fleet anchorage 1914–45. Paperback

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  • Scapa Flow. The defences of Britain’s great fleet anchorage 1914–45. Paperback. Fortress 85. Author: Angus Konstam. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • July 2009; 64 pages; In 1914 and again in 1939, the British began building a comprehensive defensive network by fortifying the entrances to Scapa Flow, and then extended these defenses to cover most of Orkney. Backed by newly commissioned artwork.

Fortress 84 Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC– AD 1644. Paperback; 9781846033810

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  • Fortress 84 Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC– AD 1644. Paperback
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • May 2009; 64 pages; This book traces the evolution of the walled city from the 3,000 year old remains of the beaten earth walls of the Shang dynasty to the huge stone fortifications of the Ming dynasty. Turnbull reveals the defensive structures from all the major ancient Chinese cities, and discusses how they protected entire communities, and not just castle dwellers, with colour artwork reconstructions, maps and archive photographs.

Fortress 83 Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC–AD 378. Paperback;

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  • Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC–AD 378. Paperback
  • Author: Duncan B Campbell. Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • May 2009; 64 pages; Describing the development of the hugely varied defensive systems, Campbell delves into the operation and social history behind the fortifications. With detailed colour artwork and maps, he traces their history through the Batavian Revolt of the 1st century AD, which saw auxiliary units scattered far from their native regions, until the decline of the late-3rd and 4th centuries placed their fortifications in an increasingly pressurized and eventually untenable position.

Fortress 81 Maori Fortifications. Paperback; 9781846033704

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  • Maori Fortifications. Paperback; Fortress 81
  • Author: Ian Knight. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • April 2009; 64 pages; The Maori people of New Zealand were experienced field engineers and it was common practice to protect villages with surrounding entrenchments and wooden palisades. This book explores the evolution and design of Maori fortifications, and charts the course of a conflict that would ultimately see the British break the Maori pas, leading to a bitter guerrilla bush war.

Fortress 79 Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973. Paperback

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  • Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973. Paperback. Fortress 79
  • Author: Simon Dunstan. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • 2008; 64 pages.  The Bar Lev Line along the Suez Canal was born out of the overwhelming victory of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) in the Six Day War of 1967. Devastated by their defeat, the Egyptian army bombarded Israeli positions, causing many casualties.

Fortress 78 The German Fortress of Metz 1870–1944. Paperback

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  • German Fortress of Metz 1870–1944. Paperback. Fortress 78
  • Author: Clayton Donnell, Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • September 2008; 64 pages; Illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour cutaway artwork, this book examines the design and development of the fortress and analyses its use in combat, focusing particularly on the part it played in holding up General Patton’s Third Army’s advance across France in 1944.

Fortress 77 The Stalin and Molotov Lines. Soviet Western Defences 1928–41, Paperback

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  • Stalin and Molotov Lines. Soviet Western Defences 1928–41, Paperback. Fortress 77
  • Author: Neil Short. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • September 2008; 64 pages; This book details the development of these lines, and the fighting that took place around them in 1941

Fortress 76: Saracen Strongholds AD 630–1050. The Middle East and Central Asia

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  • Saracen Strongholds AD 630–1050. The Middle East and Central Asia. Fortress 76
  • Author: David Nicolle. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • 64 pages; June 2008. This book examines early Saracen fortifications, covering their historical background, socio-political circumstances, and their role in protecting industry, trade and the frontiers of the Islamic world.

Fortress 75: Chartrand: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600–1763. Paperback

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  • Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600–1763. Fortress 75. Paperback
  • René Chartrand. Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • June 2008; 64 pages. René Chartrand examines the different types of forts built by the French, describing the strategic vision that led to their construction, their impact upon the British colonies and the Indian nations of the interior, and the French military technology that went into their construction

Fortress 74 Turnbull: Japanese Castles AD 250–1540. Paperback

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  • Japanese Castles AD 250–1540. Paperback. Fortress 74
    Author: Stephen Turnbull. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
    April 20, 2008; 64 pages

Fortress 73: Nossov: Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700. BC. Paperback

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  • Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700. BC. Fortress 73. Paperback
  • Author: Konstantin S Nossov. Illustrator: Brian Delf
  • 2008; 64 pages. Providing an in-depth anatomy of the fortresses, focusing on the major sites of the principal city Hattusha as well as sites at Alacahöyük and Karatepe with full-colour reconstructions, this is an intriguing glimpse into the history of an empire which at its height rivalled the Egyptians and Assyrians.
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Fortress 72: German V-Weapon Sites 1943–45. Paperback

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  • German V-Weapon Sites 1943–45. Fortress 72
    Author: Steven J Zaloga. Illustrator: Hugh Johnson
  • 2008; 64 pages. Designed to change the course of the war, the V weapons required ambitious plans to defend their expensive and complicated launch sites. Zaloga describes the configuration and planned deployment of heavy missile sites, as well as the unique Allied tactics developed to counter this threat, including a remote-control version of the B-17 bomber.

Fortress 71: The Walls of Rome. Paperback

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  • The Walls of Rome. Fortress 71.
  • Author: Nic Fields. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • Pb. 64 pages. Having defeated a Germanic invasion of northern Italy, the Emperor Aurelian surrounded Rome with a circuit of walls that clearly demonstrated that the empire was on the defensive. This great fortification is one of the best preserved of all city walls in the Roman Empire

Fortress 70 Strongholds of the Border Reivers. Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603. Paperback

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  • Strongholds of the Border Reivers. Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603. Paperback. Fortress 70
  • Author: Keith Durham. Illustrator: Graham Turner
    March 2008; 64 pages
  • In the year 1296, Edward I of England launched a series of vicious raids across the Anglo-Scottish Border in his attempt to annexe Scotland. The Scots retaliated and the two countries were plunged into 300 years of war in which the Borderland became the frontline and raiding, or 'reiving,' encouraged by both sides, became a way of life.

Fortress 69: Rottman: The Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89. Paperback

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  • Berlin Wall and the Intra-German Border 1961-89. Fortress 69. Paperback
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman. Illustrator: Chris Taylor
  • 2008; 64 pages. The border between East and West Germany was closed on 26 May 1953. On 13 August 1961 crude fences and walls were erected around West Berlin: the Berlin Wall had been created.
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Fortress 68: Field: American Civil War Fortifications (3)The Mississippi and River Forts

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  • American Civil War Fortifications (3) The Mississippi and River Forts, Fortress 68
    Author: Ron Field. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • 2007; 64 pages. The Mississippi River played a decisive role in the American Civil War. The Confederate fortifications that controlled the lower Mississippi valley were put to the test in the lengthy Federal campaign of 1862-63. Vicksburg was a fortress city, known as the 'Gibraltar of the Confederacy', whose capture was seen as the key to victory in the war.

Fortress 67 Turnbull: Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98.

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  • Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98, Fortress 67
    Author: Stephen Turnbull. Illustrator: Peter Dennis.
  • 2007; 64 pages. The Japanese invasion and occupation of Korea, which lasted from 1592 to 1598, was the only occasion in Japanese history when samurai aggression was turned against a foreign country. During the occupation of Korea the Japanese built 25 wajo or castles. This book examines the castles built by the Japanese in Korea, as well as the use made of existing Korean fortifications, particularly city walls.

Fortress 66 The Castles of Henry VIII

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  • Castles of Henry VIII. Fortress 66
    Author: Peter Harrington. Illustrator: Brian Delf
    2007; 64 pages
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Fortress 65 The Forts of Judaea 168 BC–AD 73. From the Maccabees to the Fall of Masada. Paperback

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  • Forts of Judaea 168 BC–AD 73. From the Maccabees to the Fall of Masada. Paperback
  • Samuel Rocca. Illustrator: Adam Hook
  • May/June 2008; 64 pages. This book analyzes the fortifications of Hasmonaean and Herodian Judaea from the middle of the second century BC, when the Maccabees rebelled against their Seleucids overlords and established an independent state, until the end of the Jewish-Roman War in AD 73.

Fortress 63 Zaloga: The Atlantic Wall (1) France. Paperback

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  • Atlantic Wall (1) France. Paperback. Fortress 63
  • Author: Steven J Zaloga, Illustrator: Hugh Johnson
  • June 2007; 64 pages

Fortress 62: Rottman: Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45. Paperback

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  • Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45. Fortress 62
  • Author: Gordon L Rottman. Illustrator: Chris Taylor
  • 2007; 64 pages. From June 1941, the Soviets were forced to undertake large-scale defensive operations in the face of the overwhelming German blitzkrieg assault, operations which ran counter to their preference for highly mobile, offensive warfare. Lessons were quickly learned across a wide variety of terrain and climates, including the open steppes, dense forests, wooded swamps, cities, and in snow and ice, where the availability of construction materials differed greatly.

Fortress 61: Nossov: Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480. Paperback

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  • Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480. Fortress 61
  • Author: Konstantin S Nossov. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2007; 64 pages. According to Russian legend, in the year AD 862 the Slav tribes of what is now European Russia invited a number of Scandinavian princes to rule over them. However Prince Oleg seized Kiev and united the Northern and Southern Russian territories, building extensive fortifications to protect its borders. The rise of feudalism in the 11th century lead to the development of individual fortified sites and the extended border defenses fell into disrepair

Fortress 60: Donnell: The Forts of the Meuse in World War I. Paperback

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  • Forts of the Meuse in World War I. Fortress 60
    Author: Clayton Donnell. Illustrator: Hugh Johnson
    2007; 64 pages. On 29 October 1891, the new forts built around the cities of Liège and Namur, known as the 'forts of the Meuse', were turned over to the Belgian Army. This huge project produced 21 modern forts to defend the strategic rail, river and road arteries in the Oise and Condroz gaps. In August 1914, the German Army attempted a quick crossing of this area in order to reach France, but it took them 12 crucial days to destroy the fortresses.

Fortress 59: Nicolle: Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191–1571. Paperback

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  • Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191–1571 Fortress 59
    Author: David Nicolle. Illustrator: Adam Hook
    2007; 64 pages. The castles built by the Crusaders, Hospitallers, Venetians and Genoese in Cyprus, Greece, the Aegean, and on the Black Sea served to defend against a complex array of constantly changing threats: Mamluks, Catalan mercenaries, Ottoman Turks, Byzantines, independent Islamic states, Timur-i-Lenk, and widespread piracy, to name but few. The resulting fortifications were very different to those found in the Middle East.

Fortress 58: Foster: Vietnam Firebases 1965-73 American and Australian Forces. Paperback

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  • Vietnam Firebases 1965-73 American and Australian Forces. Fortress 58
    Author: Randy E. M Foster. Illustrator: Peter Dennis
  • 2007; 64 pages. This book describes the design, development and operational history of the fire support bases throughout the conflict.

Fortress 57: Turnbull: The Great Wall of China 221 BC-AD 1644. Paperback

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  • Great Wall of China 221 BC-AD 1644. Fortress 57
  • Author: Stephen Turnbull. Illustrator: Steve Noon
  • 64 pages. 2007. The most famous example of fortification in the world it stretches for more than 6,000 km. Charting its development from its earliest origins in the 7th century BC through to the present day, this account reveals the true history of the wall, and explores the myths that surround it. Included are details of what it was like to live within the wall, how it was garrisoned and patrolled, and a discussion of how effective it was against attack.