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Towers Of Strength (ePub)

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By W H Clements
Imprint: Pen & Sword Military
File Size: 24.6 MB (.epub)
ISBN: 9781473819863
eBook Released: 1st August 2007

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For two centuries Martello Towers have stood sentry along the shores of England and former British possessions worldwide. In excess of 200 of these formidable towers were built at a staggering cost principally to counter the Napoleonic threat; some as far afield as Australia, the West Indies and the Mediterranean.This lavishly illustrated book, authoritative yet wholly readable, is recommended to both the visitor (43 Martellos remain in the UK) and armchair reader.

This work is a valuable historical record and a ‘must have’ addition to the bookshelf of any afficanado of military fortifications.

Martin Willoughby, Chairman of the Wessex Branch of the Western Front Association
 W H Clements

About W H Clements

William Clements served in the Royal Ulster Rifles and the Royal Irish Rangers, commanding the 1st Battalion. He was Defence and Military Attache at the British embassies in Beijing and Rangoon.

He has long had a fascination for fortifications and is the author of Towers of Strength, Defending the North; the Fortifications of Ulster 1795-1945, Martello Towers Worldwide (in print with Pen and Sword) and Billy Pitt Had Them Built, Napoleonic Towers in Ireland.

He has contributed articles to the journals of the Fortress Study group, the Military History Society of Ireland and the Society for Army Historical Research. In 2011 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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