Guns Across the Severn: Victorian Fortifications of Glamorgan

Guns Across the Severn is a detailed study by Royal Commission staff of the principal Victorian fortifications of Glamorgan, at Mumbles Head Island near Swansea, Lavernock Point between Cardiff and Barry, and on Flat Holm Island in the Bristol Channel. The descriptions are fully illustrated by original plans and photographs. An introduction by Andrew Saunders sets the sites in the context of the broader contemporary defence strategies for the United Kingdom.

Contents

Preface

Introduction

  • The Nineteenth Century
  • Burgoyne’s Report on the Defence of Commercial Harbours, 1854
  • Milford Haven
  • The Mumbles Battery
  • The Royal Commission on the Defences of the United Kingdom
  • The Severn Line Fortifications
  • Arming the Forts
  • The Committee on the Defence of Commercial Ports, 1882
  • The Adoption of Breech-Loading Guns
  • The First World War
  • The Anti-Invasion Measures of 1940-1

The Flat Holm Batteries and Fort

  • Military Occupation 1866-1903
  • The Victorian Remains
  • General Observations on the Victorian Military Occupation
  • The Second World War

The Lavernock Point Fortified Battery

The Mumbles Battery

  • Architectural Description

Notes

Glossary

 

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AuthorA Saunders, C.J. Spurgeon, H.J. Thomas, D.J. Roberts, 2001
CoverSoftback
Size200 x 245mm
Pages48
Illustrations27
ISBN978-1-871184-25-8
Price£5.00
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