Fort IslandFortress

The British Isles, it is often believed, have not been invaded for nearly a thousand years. In fact, as Norman Longmate reveals in this highly entertaining book (the successor to his acclaimed Defending the Island), foreign soldiers landed on soil many occasions.In definitive study of long-neglected subject make constant use original sources, including contemporary eyewitness accounts. These are woven into an enthralling narrative, packed with fact – about weapons, ships, armies and fortresses spiced anecdote, ranging over international political well military naval history. result above all exciting story, which shows how, against odds, people managed retain their freedom from days James I those George VI.

In the near modern future, Ethan – a small boy, finds out about conflict between his homelands: island of Menthis and mainland, which they deeply resent for their technology advancement. As number riots attacks rise higher than ever, authorities start build an enormous bridge that leads to mainland threatens erupt in incursion could result loss Ethan’s people. Again.

In 1942, the massive Japanese naval base and airfield at Rabaul was a fortress standing in Allies’ path to Tokyo. It impossible seize Rabaul, or starve 100,000-strong garrison out. Instead US began an innovative, hard-fought two-year air campaign draw its teeth, allow them bypass island completely. The struggle decided more than fate of Rabaul. If successful, Allies would demonstrate new form warfare, where power, with judicious use land forces, eliminate need occupy ground objective order control it. As it turned out, Siege proved be just successful demonstration power – provided roadmap for rest World War II Pacific.