American Coastal Defenses 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull


By Terrance McGovern, Bolling Smith, Peter Bull

A brand new around of fortification construction begun within the usa and its in a foreign country territories within the late-19th century, which benefited from the most recent expertise and the rise in America's world wide financial stature. This booklet offers a concise advent to the layout, improvement and goal of yankee coastal defenses within the "modern" interval (1885-1950), a interval outlined by way of concrete, metal, and strong breech-loading rifles. full of interval and modern day photos of the fortifications, and written through a number one specialist, it covers the emplacements, weaponry, apparatus, and other people that defended their state in instances of serious switch and uncertainty.

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