Suffolk’s Defended Shore: Coastal Fortifications from the Air
By Cain Hegarty and Sarah Newsome
English Heritage 2007
108 pages, many colour and monochrome illustrations
ISBN 978873592 98 4 (paperback)
This book illustrates the history of military defences on the Suffolk coast using data collected during an English Heritage-funded survey carried out as part of English Heritage's National Mapping Programme (NMP). This used modern and historic aerial photographs in order to create a map of archaeological remains on the county’s coast. The results of the survey were dominated by evidence for the military defence of the coast, reflecting the importance Suffolk's coast in national defence strategies over many years. The book highlights the particular importance of aerial photographs to our understanding of the coastal defences constructed during the Second World War. Using modern and historic aerial photographs, and interpretive illustrations based on the survey data, the book provides an overview of Suffolk’s military coastal defences and demonstrates the value of aerial photographs as a resource for studying these types of remains.
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