By Dale E. Floyd

This is the 1st English-language normal bibliography on army fortifications. It bargains with the historical past of fortifications from the earliest instances to the current through the global. layout, development, and upkeep of all kinds of fortifications are famous, from everlasting to transitority, from earthworks to fortifications of wooden and stone. even supposing the paintings often cites English-language assets, quite a few precious foreign-language guides are famous to boot. fabrics integrated variety from books and pamphlets to essays, periodicals, publication chapters, dissertations, and videos.

After the frontmatter, which supplies an outline of the topic, the amount involves six significant sections: basic works are pointed out first, by way of chapters on fortifications within the jap Hemisphere, Europe, the Pacific, the Western Hemisphere, and particular issues. every one access includes an annotation which notes the work's content material, assesses its usefulness, and notes any specific good points. entry to the contents of the quantity is augmented via an writer index and an issue index. This bibliography should still end up worthy to students and researchers fascinated by army background, and where of fortifications in warfare.

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