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    I mentioned this in another thread (but I now can't find it) and then got the title wrong.:(
    If you can, get a hold of Beaches, Fields, Streets and Hills; the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940 by William Foot.
    At 694 pages, you'll break your foot if you drop it, but it's currently the closest thing to a modern 'bible' on the subject.


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    Quote Originally Posted by the_historian View Post
    I mentioned this in another thread (but I now can't find it)...
    I was going to look it up but couldn't remember where you mentioned it either!
    Thanks for the heads up on this, Gordon. It sounds like something I'd be forever dipping into.
    Cheers. :)
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    Quote Originally Posted by the_historian View Post
    I mentioned this in another thread (but I now can't find it) and then got the title wrong.:(
    If you can, get a hold of Beaches, Fields, Streets and Hills; the anti-invasion landscapes of England, 1940 by William Foot.
    At 694 pages, you'll break your foot if you drop it, but it's currently the closest thing to a modern 'bible' on the subject.
    Can we not just borrow yours :)

    Phil
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    Quote Originally Posted by shatters View Post
    Can we not just borrow yours :)

    Phil
    Don't mind looking something up when needed. ;) Wonder if the posty who delivered it has recovered from his hernia yet?


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