Airfield Defences

Originally intended as part of a thematic-styyle part-work, Airfield Defences, contains twelve independant parts, most of which are based on old archeaology reports, written and compiled by the author, Paul Francis, over a period of 14 years. The book also boasts a guest author in Steve Thompson who has written and compiled Part 1 of the book 'World War Two Airfield Ground Defences.

The book is intended as a guide to the development of Airfield Defences and is presented in such a way that it encourages the reader to seek out further information and conduct his/her own research and fieldwork into this often overlooked subject. The full chapter listing is as follows:

Chapter 1: World War Two Airfield Ground Defences

Chapter 2: Airfield Plans - Armed and Passive Air Defence Definitions

Chapter 3: Through Thick and Thin

Chapter 4: Aerodrome Defence Scheme Organisation - RAF Shawbury

Chapter 5: The Lifting and Turning Fort

Chapter 6: The Defence of London District ADGB Aerodromes

Chapter 7: Ground Defences at Exeter Airport

Chapter 8: Commanding Officer's Battle HQ and Station Control

Chapter 9: FC Construction and FW3/22 Pillboxes at RAF Oakington

Chapter 10: RAF Church Stanton / RAF Culmhead - A case Study

Chapter 11: The Defence of RAF Jurby

Chapter 12: Defensive Fighting Positions at RAF Upper Heyford

The book contains 135 pages, is A4 soft bound and is liberally illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings and 3D computer rendered impressions of defensive structures throughout.


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