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The Resource A history of Coalhouse Fort : on guard for 555 years, Carole McEntee-Taylor ; researched by Martin Clift

A history of Coalhouse Fort : on guard for 555 years, Carole McEntee-Taylor ; researched by Martin Clift

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A history of Coalhouse Fort : on guard for 555 years
Title
A history of Coalhouse Fort
Title remainder
on guard for 555 years
Statement of responsibility
Carole McEntee-Taylor ; researched by Martin Clift
Title variation
Coalhouse Fort
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Strategically placed on the Essex peninsula, with a near 180-degree arc of fire across the bend in the River Thames at Stanford-Le-Hope, the original earthwork defences at Coalhouse Fort date back to 1402 when the village of East Tilbury was fortified with a rampart and towers for defence against French pirates. Through the next two centuries further fortifications were built on the site, culminating with the current fort, which was constructed between 1861 and 1874 to defend the Thames from the French. Known as Palmerston's Follies, because none fired a shot in anger until the Second World War, Coalhouse Fort was part of Lord Palmerston's defensive wall to protect the British Isles from Europe. A history of Coalhouse Fort uses a mixture of military records, historical narrative, background information, letters from the front, first-hand accounts from WRNS, named individuals, local archives, and newspaper accounts to tell the story of the men who were based there
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
YDX
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McEntee-Taylor, Carole
Dewey number
355.70942678
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
UG429.G7
LC item number
M34 2018
Literary form
non fiction
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Clift, Martin
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  • Coalhouse Fort (East Tilbury, England)
  • East Tilbury (England)
  • England
Label
A history of Coalhouse Fort : on guard for 555 years, Carole McEntee-Taylor ; researched by Martin Clift
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Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The First Fortifications -- ch. 2 From Henry VIII to Napoleon -- ch. 3 The Present Fort -- ch. 4 Coalhouse Fort in Service -- ch. 5 The Great War: 1914 -- 1915 -- ch. 6 1916 -- ch. 7 1917 -- ch. 8 1918 -- ch. 9 The Second World War -- ch. 10 The Fort Today
Control code
on1019657870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781526701398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019657870
  • (Sirsi) a2088076
Label
A history of Coalhouse Fort : on guard for 555 years, Carole McEntee-Taylor ; researched by Martin Clift
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Machine generated contents note: ch. 1 The First Fortifications -- ch. 2 From Henry VIII to Napoleon -- ch. 3 The Present Fort -- ch. 4 Coalhouse Fort in Service -- ch. 5 The Great War: 1914 -- 1915 -- ch. 6 1916 -- ch. 7 1917 -- ch. 8 1918 -- ch. 9 The Second World War -- ch. 10 The Fort Today
Control code
on1019657870
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
184 pages
Isbn
9781526701398
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1019657870
  • (Sirsi) a2088076

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