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SARTY, Roger and Doug KNIGHT. Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956. (Fredericton, New Brunswick) : Goose Lane Editions / The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, (2003). First Printing. Pp. (8),9-112,(8). Illustrated with several b&w photos as well as maps, drawings, &c. 8vo (140 x 196 mm), photo- and art-illustrated blue & green card covers with white lettering to black spine.
Volume 1 in the New Brunswick Military Heritage Series.
Roger Flynn Sarty (b. September 27, 1952, Halifax, Nova Scotia).
"Straddling the mouth of one of North America's great rivers, Saint John been an important seaport and guardian of a vast hinterland since the early 1600s. Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956 tells the story of the port's defences, from Fort La Tour, built in 1632, to the twentieth century installations, designed to repel German attackers.
Each new defence system has incorporated the old, protecting the port throughout the conflicts that have shaped Canada: the century and a half of wars between England and France, the American Revolutionary War, the War of 1812, the American Civil War, and the two World Wars. Although the last of the modern fortifications on Partridge Island was disabled in 1956, many sites still contain substantial reminders of their past strength." - from the rear.
The setting ;
A Short Introduction to Fortifications.
2. The Frontier Forts, 1632-1783:
The Acadian Civil War and Fort La Tour, 1632-1645 ;
The Early Wars for Empire between France and England ;
The Seven Years War (French and Indian War), 1756-1763 ;
Fort Howe, 1777.-
3. Early Fortress Systems, 1793-1850:
The Lower Cove and Partridge Island Batteries, 1793 ;
The War of 1812 ;
The Western Shore ;
The Partridge Island Battery ;
The Aftermath of the War of 1812.
4. The Second Fortress Aystem, 1850-1914:
The American Civil War, 1861-1865 ;
Negro Point and Red Head Batteries ;
The Fenian Raids, 1866-1867 ;
Confederation and the British Withdrawal;
Improvisation and Paper Schemes, 1871-1914.
5. A Twentieth-Century Fortress, 1914-1956:
The First World War, 1914-1918 ;
Between the Wars ;
The Second World War, 1939-1945 ;
Fort Mispec ;
Partridge Island ;
Fort Dufferin ;
Carleton Martello Tower ;
The Naval Threat ;
Air Defence ;
Mid-War, 1943 onwards ;
The End of the Eoad, 1945-1956.
6. The Fortress in Retirement.
With selected bibliography and index.
Very good. NOTE: Due to its small size, shipping costs may be cheaper than quoted. 12.50
Title: Saint John Fortifications, 1630-1956. First Edition
Publisher: Goose Lane Editions / The New Brunswick Military Heritage Project, Fredericton, NB, 2003, ISBN:0864923732: 2003
ISBN Number: 0864923732
ISBN Number 13: 9780864923738
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