This pioneering history of military land use covers: firing and maeuvre 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.
The Author: John Childs was born in 1949. He is Professor of Military History and Director of the Centre for Military History in the University of Leeds, UK. He has written a series of books on British and European military history during the early modern period.