DEFENDING NEW ZEALAND:
RAMPARTS ON THE SEA 1840-1950'S
- REVIEW -Book review of Peter Cooke's.
Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s.
Review © Darcy Waters 2002
This book is of a size where it was made as two volumes (sold together).
In Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s Peter Cooke covers the breadth and depth of New Zealand looking at it's defences during the period from 1840 up to the 1950's.
Defending New Zealand: ramparts on the sea 1840-1950s is full of photos, maps, plans, tables and diagrams and yet Peter Cooke still manages to fit in text that describes the history of the various sites. With this book covering everything from pillboxes and roadblocks through to port defences and even the 9.2" coastal batteries at Whangaparoa, Waiheke Island (in Auckland) and Karori (in Wellington) it is of a size where it has been published as two volumes which were sold together for $140.
Darcy Waters 2002
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