Conflict Across the Strait: A Battery Commander’s Story of Kent’s Defences 1939-45 :: B. E. Arnold

Conflict Across the Strait: A Battery Commander’s Story of Kent’s Defences 1939-45 :: B. E. Arnold soon to be presented for sale on the outstanding BookLovers of Bath web site!

Dover: Crabwell Publications/Buckland Publications, 1982, Hardback in dust wrapper.

Includes: Black & white profiles; Sketches; Timeline; Black & white photographs; Maps; Glossary; Appendices (2); Plans;

From the cover: This book is an authentic account illustrated with over one hundred pictures of the defence of the Kent coast, written by a Battery Commander of Coast Artillery. The majority of the contents are restricted to those frightening years 1939-45, when the enemy was on our doorstep and we were only half ready and less than half armed!

The author begins his story during those halcyon days before the War when, as a member of the Royal Artillery Territorial Army, he practised each Sunday on the 9.2 inch guns at Citadel Battery, Dover. It never occurred to him at the time that he would shortly be standing by those same guns with H.E. shells on the hoists instead of the usual san…

Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. Laminate lifting slightly on parts of the dust wrapper. Gift inscription to the pastedown.

Red boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 174 pages. Index. 10″ x 7½”.

Of course, if you don’t like this one, may I charm you with my array of books shown in my Military catalogue?

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