British Coastal Weapons vs German Coastal Weapons: The Dover Strait 1940–44 (Duel #125) (Paperback)

British Coastal Weapons vs German Coastal Weapons: The Dover Strait 1940–44 (Duel #125) By Neil Short, Adam Hook (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Neil Short, Adam Hook (Illustrator)
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For the first time ever, compare the British and German World War II big guns duelling with each other and harrying shipping in the Channel.

One of the longest-running battles of World War II took place across the English Channel, in which huge artillery guns attempted to destroy each other, created psychological terror among the local inhabitants living near the coast, and harassed shipping over a four-year period.

Neil Short examines the array of powerful weapons located across the Strait of Dover. Superb colour artworks explore both fixed gun batteries (including 'Jane' and 'Clem', and batteries Todt and Lindemann) and railway artillery (such as the German K5 and K12 guns, and the British 18in. 'Boche Buster'). Construction and targeting technology used by each side are also covered in detail, and the locations of all the major sites around Dover and Calais are pinpointed on easy to follow maps.

About the Author

Neil Short studied history at the University of Lancaster and graduated with an Honours degree. He then moved to the University of Leeds, where he completed a Master's Degree in Military History. He has published numerous books, including a number of titles for the Osprey Fortress series. Neil lives with his wife and family in Bristol, UK.

Praise For…

“This book deserves great praise for highlighting a little known part of the war.” —Simon Dalton, History Book Chat

Product Details
ISBN: 9781472849779
ISBN-10: 1472849779
Publisher: Osprey Publishing
Publication Date: April 25th, 2023
Pages: 80
Language: English
Series: Duel