British Coastal Weapons vs German Coastal Weapons

The Dover Strait 1940–44

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British Coastal Weapons vs German Coastal Weapons

The Dover Strait 1940–44

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Description

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.

Table of Contents

Introduction
Chronology
Design and Development
Technical Specifications
The Combatants
The Strategic Situation
Combat
Statistics and Analysis
Aftermath
Bibliography
Index

Product details

Published Apr 25 2023
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 80
ISBN 9781472849779
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations Colour illustrations throughout, including profiles, technical drawings, battlescene artworks, maps and photographs.
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Duel
Short code DUE 125
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

About the contributors

Author

Neil Short

Neil Short studied history at the University of La…

Illustrator

Adam Hook

Adam Hook studied graphic design, and began his wo…

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