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Defenses of Bermuda 1612-1995
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Introduction Chronology The Colonial Period 1612-1783 The Imperial Period 1783-1897 The First, Second and Cold War 1897-1995 Aftermath and Today Bibliography/Further Reading Glossary and Armament Gazette Appendixes Index

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Bermuda has been fortified since it was first occupied by the British in the 17th century, with some 50 forts constructed up to 1945. This new study describes these fortifications in detail and will appeal to the many visitors that come to the islands each year, as well as those interested in Caribbean fortresses.

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Terrance McGovern has authored five books and numerous articles on fortifications, three of those books being for Osprey's Fortress Series (American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945; Defenses of Pearl Harbor and Oahu 1907-50; American Coastal Defences 1885-1950). He has also published eleven books on coast defense and fortifications through Redoubt Press or CDSG Press. He has also been the editor of the UK based Fortress Study Group annual journal, FORT. He also a director of the International Fortress Council and Council on America's Military Past. Dr. Edward C. Harris, MBE, JP, FSA is a well known Bermudian archaeologist in Bermuda, Harris serves as the long-time executive director of the National Museum of Bermuda (incorporating the Bermuda Maritime Museum - www.bmm.bm), and writes a history column, entitled "Heritage Matters", for the local newspaper. He is a frequent contributor to the annual Bermuda Journal of Archaeology and Maritime History, and has served as its editor. He has also authored Pillars of the Bridge (1991) and Bermuda Forts 1612-1957 (1997). His prominence in Bermuda and his role at the National Museum will greatly assist in a wide distribution of this proposed Osprey book in Bermuda. Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his work as an illustrator in 1983. He specializes in detailed historical reconstructions, and has illustrated Osprey titles on subjects as diverse as the Aztecs, the Ancient Greeks, Roman battle tactics, several 19th-century American subjects, the modern Chinese Army, and a number of books in the Fortress series. His work features in exhibitions and publications throughout the world.

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...meticulously researched and includes numerous period photos, current photos, maps, and illustrations of what Bermuda's early fortifications would have looked like. I'd recommend this book to anyone with an interest in the islands of Bermuda and it's history. - IPMS / USA

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