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  • The Centurion Tankby Pat Ware; Brian Delf

    Pen and Sword 2013; US$ 7.99

    Few tank designs have been as effective, versatile and long-lived as that of the British Centurion. Conceived during the Second World War as the answer to the superior German Tiger and Panther tanks and to the lethal 88mm gun, this 52-ton main battle tank incorporated the lessons British designers had learned about armored fighting vehicles during... more...

  • The Castles of Henry VIIIby Peter Harrington; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Following Henry VIII's break with the Church of Rome in 1533, an invasion aimed at re-establishing the Pope's authority in England seemed inevitable and imminent. To counter this threat, Henry began to construct a chain of artillery forts and batteries along the south and east coasts, covering the major ports and estuaries. A second series of structures... more...

  • The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944by Clayton Donnell; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870-71, the German Army began to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to protect their new territory, the centrepiece of which was the great Moselstellung (Moselle Position) of Metz / Thionville. Illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour cutaway artwork, this... more...

  • The Mannerheim Line 1920-39by Bair Irincheev; Brian Delf

    Osprey Publishing Ltd 2013; US$ 13.95

    In the wake of the civil war that followed Finland's independence from Russia in 1917, the new Russo-Finnish border was established across the Karelian Isthmus. An area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden, and only 32km from the military and industrial city of St Petersburg, both sides began an intensive programme of fortification. When... more...

  • The Mannerheim Line 1920?39by Bair Irincheev; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    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, an area long fought over by Russia, Finland and Sweden in their attempts to dominate the northern tip of Europe. Neither the Soviets nor the Finnish were comfortable with such... more...

  • The German Fortress of Metz 1870?1944by Clayton Donnell; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870?71, the German Army began to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to protect their new territory, the centrepiece of which was the great Moselstellung (Moselle Position) of Metz / Thionville. Illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour cutaway artwork, this book... more...

  • The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600?1763by René Chartrand; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    'New France' consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America. This title takes a look at the lengthy chain of forts built by the French to guard the frontier in the American northeast, including Sorel, Chambly, St Jean, Carillon (Ticonderoga), Duquesne (Pittsburgh, PA), and Vincennes. These forts were of two types: the major stone... more...

  • The Castles of Henry VIIIby Peter Harrington; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2013; US$ 13.99

    In the last years of his reign Henry VIII needed a radically modern system of defence to protect England and its new Church. Anticipating a foreign onslaught from Catholic Europe after his split from Rome, Henry energetically began construction of more than 20 stone forts to protect England's major ports and estuaries. Aided by excellent illustrations,... more...

  • The Fortifications of Verdun 1874?1917by Clayton Donnell; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    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. more...

  • The Fortress of Rhodes 1309?1522by Konstantin Nossov; Brian Delf

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2012; US$ 13.99

    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... more...