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Battleground Sussex: A Military History of Sussex from the Iron Age to the Present Day
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Название: Battleground Sussex: A Military History of Sussex from the Iron Age to the Present Day
Автор: John Grehan, Martin Mace
Издательство: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1848846614
Год: 2012
Формат: EPUB, PDF (conv)
Страниц: 224
Размер: 10,8 МБ
Язык: Английский

From its south-eastern tip Sussex is little more than sixty miles from continental Europe and the county's coastline, some seventy-six miles long, occupies a large part of Britain's southern frontier. Before the days of Macadam and the Turnpike, water travel could prove more certain than land transportation and the seas that define the borders of our nation aided, rather than deterred, the invader.
Though the last successful invasion of Britain took place almost 1,000 years ago, the gently shelving beaches of Sussex have tempted the prospective invader with the promise of both an easy disembarkation and a short and direct route to London - the last time being just seven decades ago.







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