Britain’s Island Fortresses: Defence of the Empire 1756-1956

Reviewed by CDR Derek R. Fix, USN. In Britain’s Island Fortresses, Bill Clements, a former British Army officer and Defense Attaché, provides a detailed account of the evolution of the defenses of the British empire’s strategic overseas island bases.  Clements is well-suited to the task, having written two previous books on British fortifications.  This book