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Island Fortress

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Island Fortress by Norman Longmate
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The British Isles, it is often believed, have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years. In fact, as Norman Longmate reveals in this book, foreign soldiers have landed on British soil on many occasions. In this study of a long-neglected subject, the author makes constant use of original sources, including contemporary eyewitness accounts. These are woven into a narrative, packed with facts - about weapons, ships, armies and fortresses - spiced with anecdote, and ranging over international and political as well as military and navel history.

Author Biography

Norman Longmate was born in Newbury, Berkshire, and educated by scholarship at Christ's Hospital, where he was deeply influenced by an inspiring history teacher. After war service in the army he read modern history at Worcester College, Oxford. He subsequently worked as a journalist in Fleet Street, as a producer of history programmes for the BBC, and for the BBC Secretariat. In 1981 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and in 1983 he left the BBC to become a full-time writer. He is the author of more than twenty books, mainly on the Second World War and on Victorian social history, and of many radio and television scripts on historical subjects. He has frequently been employed as an historical adviser by film and television companies.
Release date NZ
November 1st, 2001
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Edition
New edition
Imprint
Pimlico
Pages
592
Dimensions
152x234x43
ISBN-13
9780712668132
Product ID
1684701

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