Charles Stephenson has been bracketed amongst 'the world's leading maritime historians' (Edward M. Furgol, The Navy Museum, Washington DC, writing in the International Journal of Maritime History, Volume XV, Number 1 (June 2003)). This is his third book for Osprey and second in the Fortress series. He has recently completed a book on 19th-century chemical warfare: 'The Secret War Plans of Lord Dundonald: Conceiving Weapons of Mass Destruction 1811-1914'. Originally from North Wales he is now based in Cheshire, UK.
"All...told in a competent and interesting way by author Charles Stephenson. I found it fascinating as the Channel Islands are not what one normally thinks of when thinking about WWII... The illustrations of Chris Taylor are absolutely superb and along with his maps, give one a real sense of how intensive the fortifications really were... A truly interesting book on a sidelight of the war. One I found engrossing and I'm sure you will as well." --Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com
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