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By Mike Osborne

This ebook examines the influence of army occasions on Nottinghamshire’s panorama from prehistoric hill forts to chilly conflict bunkers. Straddling the valley of the Trent, Nottinghamshire has lengthy loved a strategic value as a frontier zone within the early days of the Roman conquest, and through the struggles among the rising Saxon kingdoms and the Danes. The Normans equipped castles to pacify the land, as did the kings and barons enthusiastic about the dynastic struggles which characterized lengthy sessions of medieval instances. through the Civil conflict it supplied a battleground for Parliamentarian forces trying to sever the Royalist communications targeted on Newark-upon-Trent. within the 20th century it supplied education camps for Kitchener’s New Armies, munitions factories, and either education and operational airfields. This ebook describes the facts, functionality and objective of shielding constructions and files survivals.

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