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The Military Use of Land

A History of the Defence Estate

John Childs

This pioneering history of military land use covers: firing and manoeuvre ranges, training facilities, computerized simulation, barracks, accommodation, educational establishments, fortifications, airfields, dockyards, depots, bases, cemeteries, memorials, battlefield conservation, museums, and the impact of the military on the urban landscape. Examples are drawn from numerous countries. Stretching from the Ancient World to the present day, the book informs the contemporary debate about the extent of military land use.
Contents: Defence estate - Land use - National Parks - Environment - Heritage - Fortification - Defence lands - Training - Manoeuvre - Computers - Computerized simulators - Live firing - Landscape.