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Scotland: Defending the Nation

Mapping the Military Landscape

Written by Carolyn Anderson , Chris Fleet

£30.00

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ISBN: 9781780274935
Published: 11 Oct 2018
Format: Hardback
Extent: 240
Publisher: Birlinn Ltd
Imprint: Birlinn
Categories:
Mapping
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About the Book

Scotland has had a uniquely important military history over the last five centuries. Conflict with England in the 16th century, Jacobite rebellions in the 18th century, 20th-century defences and the two world wars, as well as the Cold War, all resulted in significant cartographic activity. In this book two map experts explore the extraordinarily rich legacy of Scottish military mapping, including fortification plans, reconnaissance mapping, battle plans, plans of military roads and routeways, tactical maps, plans of mines, enemy maps showing targets, as well as plans showing the construction of defences. In addition to plans, elevations and views, they also discuss unrealised proposals and projected schemes. Most of the maps – some of them reproduced in book form for the first time – are visually striking and attractive, and all have been selected for the particular stories they tell about both attacking and defending the country.

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