Ships and Soldiers: A Military and Maritime History of the Island of Alderney (BOK)

Brian Bonnard

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Many books about Guernsey history, published from the 1750's on, briefly summarized the history of Alderney and the other islands in the Bailiwick in small sections, perhaps 25-50 pages long,at the end, and most of the limited number of published books purely about Alderney concern specific subjects, such as the Victorian Fortifications, or periods, such as World War II. This book is an attempt to document the history of the two most important things about Alderney; the need of the English Crown to defend and protect its personal possession of the Channel Islands since the Norman Conquest of Britain, against intrusion by the French; and the Sea;-the only means of access to the islands until the 20th Century, limiting the amount of commercial activity or later, of tourism, possible. Over the last millennium, these two factors have given rise to periods of alternating prosperity and poverty for the islanders depending on the presence or absence of British garrisons and the construction of necessary defence works and the activity of the Island's inhabitants in privateering, licensed by the Crown, or smuggling and the British Government's attempts to prevent it.

Produktfakta

Språk Engelsk Engelsk Innbinding Heftet
Utgitt 2013 Forfatter Brian Bonnard
Forlag
Fonthill Media Ltd
ISBN 9781781550083
Antall sider 320 Dimensjoner 15,6cm x 23,4cm x 2cm
Vekt 690 gram Leverandør Bertram Trading Ltd
Emner og form British & Irish history, War & defence operations, Military history, Maritime history