SeriesOsprey Fortress

112 Works Popularity 7,142 (1,000 Members) 4,734 Books 33 Reviews 3.7
Japanese Pacific Island Defenses 1941-45 by Gordon Rottman 53 copies, 1 review1
Hadrian's Wall AD 122-410 by Nic Fields 81 copies2
U-Boat Bases and Bunkers 1941-45 by Gordon Williamson 61 copies3
American Defenses of Corregidor and Manila Bay 1898-1945 by Mark A. Berhow 58 copies4
Japanese Castles 1540-1640 by Stephen Turnbull 83 copies, 1 review5
American Civil War Fortifications 1: Coastal Brick and Stone Forts by Angus Konstam 56 copies6
Lines of Torres Vedras 1809-11 by Ian Fletcher 43 copies7
Defenses of Pearl Harbor & Oahu 1907-50 by Glen Williford 60 copies8
English Civil War Fortifications by Peter Harrington 40 copies, 1 review9
The Maginot Line 1928-45 by William Allcorn 60 copies, 1 review10
Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights 1: The Red-Bricked Castles of Prussia, 1230-1466 by Stephen Turnbull 54 copies11
Fortresses of the Peninsular War 1808-14 by Ian Fletcher 40 copies12
Norman Stone Castles 1: The British Isles 1066-1216 by Christopher Gravett 61 copies13
Fortifications in Wessex, c.800-1066 by Ryan Lavelle 46 copies14
Germany's West Wall: The Siegfried Line by Neil Short 40 copies15
The Fortifications of Malta 1530-1945 by Charles Stephenson 46 copies16
Troy C. 1700-1250 BC by Nic Fields 97 copies, 1 review17
Norman Stone Castles 2: Europe 950-1204 by Christopher Gravett 51 copies18
Crusader Castles of the Teutonic Knights, Vol. 2: The Stone Castles of Latvia and Estonia, 1185-1560 by Stephen Turnbull 56 copies19
British Home Defences 1940-45 by Bernard Lowry 41 copies20
Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1097-1192 by David Nicolle 57 copies21
Mycenaean Citadels c. 1350-1200 BC by Nic Fields 47 copies, 2 reviews22
German Field Fortifications 1939-45 by Gordon Rottman 45 copies23
Fortifications of the Western Front 1914-18 by Paddy Griffith 62 copies24
The Walls of Constantinople AD 324-1453 by Stephen Turnbull 70 copies, 1 review25
Afghanistan Cave Complexes 1979-2004: Mountain Strongholds of the Mujahideen, Taliban & Al Qaeda by Mir Bahmanyar 60 copies, 1 review26
French Fortresses in North America 1535-1763: Québec, Montréal, Louisbourg and New Orleans by Rene Chartrand 60 copies27
Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91: Central and Northern Plains by Ron Field 48 copies28
US World War II and Korean War Field Fortifications 1941-53 by Gordon Rottman 35 copies29
Fort Eben Emael: The Key to Hitler's Victory in the West by Simon Dunstan 50 copies, 1 review30
Rome's Northern Frontier AD 70-235: Beyond Hadrian's Wall by Nic Fields 57 copies31
Crusader Castles in the Holy Land 1192-1302 by David Nicolle 40 copies32
Special Forces Camps in Vietnam 1961-70 by Gordon Rottman 42 copies33
Japanese Fortified Temples and Monasteries AD 710-1602 by Stephen Turnbull 66 copies34
British Fortifications in Zululand 1879 by Ian Knight 29 copies35
US Strategic and Defensive Missile Systems 1950-2004 by Mark Berhow 66 copies36
D-Day Fortifications in Normandy by Steven J. Zaloga 53 copies, 1 review37
American Civil War Fortifications 2: Land and Field Fortifications by Ron Field 37 copies38
Russian Fortresses 1480-1682 by Konstantin Nossov 36 copies39
Ancient Greek Fortifications 500-300 BC by Nic Fields 53 copies, 1 review40
The Channel Islands 1941-45: Hitler's Impregnable Fortress by Charles Stephenson 40 copies41
The Vauban Fortifications of France by Paddy Griffith 49 copies42
Roman Legionary Fortresses 27 BC-AD 378 by Duncan Campbell 51 copies43
American Coastal Defences 1885-1950 by Terrance McGovern 51 copies44
German Defences in Italy in World War II by Neil Short 39 copies45
Castles and Tower Houses of the Scottish Clans 1450-1650 by Stuart Reid 53 copies, 2 reviews46
Fortifications of the Incas 1200-1531 by H. W. Kaufmann 41 copies47
Viet Cong and NVA Tunnels and Fortifications of the Vietnam War by Gordon Rottman 43 copies48
The Spanish Main 1492-1800 by Rene Chartrand 40 copies, 1 review49
The Forts of Celtic Britain by Angus Konstam 50 copies50
Indian Castles 1206-1526: The Rise and Fall of the Delhi Sultanate by Konstantin Nossov 40 copies, 1 review51
The Fortifications of Gibraltar 1068-1945 by Darren Fa 51 copies52
Defending Space: US Anti-Satellite Warfare and Space Weaponry (Fortress) by Clayton Chun 36 copies53
Forts of the American Frontier 1820-91: The Southern Plains and Southwest (Fortress) by Ron Field 43 copies54
Cathar Castles: Fortresses of the Albigensian Crusade 1209-1300 by Marcus Cowper 42 copies55
Rome's Saxon Shore: Coastal Defences of Roman Britain AD 250-500 by Nic Fields 51 copies56
The Great Wall of China 221 BC - AD 1644 by Stephen Turnbull 46 copies, 1 review57
Vietnam Firebases 1965-73: American and Australian Forces by Randy E. M. Foster 41 copies58
Crusader Castles in Cyprus, Greece and the Aegean 1191-1571 by David Nicolle 45 copies59
The Forts of the Meuse in World War I by Clayton Donnell 34 copies60
Medieval Russian Fortresses AD 862-1480 by Konstantin Nossov 43 copies61
Soviet Field Fortifications 1941-45 by Gordon Rottman 45 copies62
The Atlantic Wall 1: France by Steven J. Zaloga 36 copies, 1 review63
The Castles of Edward I in Wales 1277-1307 by Christopher Gravett 39 copies64
The Forts of Judaea 168 BC-AD 73: From the Maccabees to the Fall of Masada by Samuel Rocca 46 copies65
The Castles of Henry VIII by Peter Harrington 39 copies, 1 review66
Japanese Castles in Korea 1592-98 by Stephen Turnbull 44 copies, 1 review67
American Civil War Fortifications 3: The Mississippi and River Forts by Ron Field 37 copies68
The Berlin Wall: and the Inner-German Border 1961-89 by Gordon L. Rottman 40 copies, 1 review69
Strongholds of the Border Reivers: Fortifications of the Anglo-Scottish Border 1296-1603 by Keith Durham 38 copies70
The Walls of Rome by Nic Fields 48 copies, 1 review71
German V-Weapon Sites 1943-45 by Steven J. Zaloga 32 copies72
Hittite Fortifications c.1650-700 BC by Konstantin Nossov 52 copies73
Japanese Castles AD 250-1540 by Stephen Turnbull 43 copies74
The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763 by Rene Chartrand 38 copies75
Saracen Strongholds AD 630-1050: The Middle East and Central Asia by David Nicolle 38 copies76
The Stalin and Molotov Lines: Soviet Western Defences 1928-41 by Neil Short 33 copies, 1 review77
The German Fortress of Metz 1870-1944 by Clayton Donnell 36 copies78
Israeli Fortifications of the October War 1973 by Simon Dunstan 35 copies, 1 review79
British Forts in the Age of Arthur by Angus Konstam 38 copies, 1 review80
Maori Fortifications (Fortress) by Ian Knight 24 copies, 1 review81
Scottish Baronial Castles 1250-1450 by Michael Brown 29 copies82
Roman Auxiliary Forts 27 BC-AD 378 (Fortress) by Duncan B Campbell 41 copies, 1 review83
Chinese Walled Cities 221 BC-AD 1644 (Fortress) by Stephen Turnbull 34 copies84
Scapa Flow: The Defences of Britain's Great Fleet Anchorage 1914-45 by Angus Konstam 41 copies85
English Castles 1200-1300 by Christopher Gravett 30 copies86
Saracen Strongholds 1100-1500: The Central and Eastern Islamic Lands by David Nicolle 32 copies87
The Mannerheim Line 1920-39: Finnish Fortifications of the Winter War by Bair Irincheev 35 copies88
The Atlantic Wall 2: Belgium, The Netherlands, Denmark and Norway by Steven J. Zaloga 34 copies89
Greek Fortifications of Asia Minor 500-130 BC: From the Persian Wars to the Roman Conquest by Konstantin Nossov 30 copies90
The Fortifications of Ancient Israel and Judah 1200-586 BC by Samuel Rocca 29 copies91
Strongholds of the Picts: The fortifications of Dark Age Scotland by Angus Konstam 48 copies, 1 review92
The Forts of New France: The Great Lakes, the Plains and the Gulf Coast 1600-1763 by Rene Chartrand 33 copies93
Spanish Colonial Fortifications in North America 1565-1822 by Alejandro de Quesada 34 copies94
Ottoman Fortifications 1300-1710 by David Nicolle 30 copies95
The Fortress of Rhodes 1309-1522 by Konstantin Nossov 26 copies96
Colditz: Oflag IV-C by Michael McNally 18 copies97
The Fortifications of Ancient Egypt 3000-1780 BC by Carola Vogel 27 copies98
Defense of Japan 1945 by Steven J. Zaloga 32 copies, 1 review99
The Fuhrer's Headquarters: Hitler's Command Bunkers 1939-45 by Neil Short 31 copies, 1 review100
The Forts of Colonial North America: British, Dutch and Swedish Colonies by Rene Chartrand 32 copies101
Defense of the Rhine 1944-45 by Steven J. Zaloga 26 copies102
Fortifications of Verdun 1874-1917 by Clayton Donnell 24 copies103
Fortress Monasteries of the Himalayas: Tibet, Ladakh, Nepal and Bhutan by Peter Harrison 21 copies104
Forts of the American Frontier 1776-1891: California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska by Ron Field 28 copies, 1 review105
Forts of the War of 1812 by Rene Chartrand 29 copies, 1 review106
Defense of the Third Reich 1941-45 (Fortress) by Steven J. Zaloga 27 copies107
Germany's East Wall in World War II (Fortress) by Neil Short 20 copies, 1 review108
The Atlantic Wall (3): The Sudwall (Fortress) by Steven J. Zaloga 16 copies109
Forts of the American Revolution 1775-83 (Fortress) by Rene Chartrand 21 copies110
The Hindenburg Line (Fortress) by Patrick R. Osborn 13 copies111
Defenses of Bermuda 1612–1995 (Fortress) by Terrance McGovern 12 copies112

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Each book examines the history, evolution, military architecture and natural setting of the world's most important fortification systems. Cutaway artwork and exploded diagrams reveal the key features of each subject. (English, Unclassified)

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