VF Publications

 

Arming The Forts

 

Mallet's Mortars

 

Brennan Torpedo

 

Brennan Torpedo

A Handbook of military Terms

 

Solent Papers Series

 

Spitbank and the Spithead Fort

 

The Needles Defences

 

Fort Nelson and the Portsdown Forts

 

Hilsea Lines and Portsbridge

 

Fort Gilkicker

 

Fort Brockhurst

 

Fort Fareham

 

The Stokes Bay Lines

 

Fort Nelson - A History and Description

 

The East Wight Defences

 

Fort Rowner

Portsmouth Lines and Southsea Defences

Fort Blockhouse and Fort Monckton

Fort Gomer and Fort Elson

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Victorian Forts and Artillery series published by David Moore

 

These publications, formerly published by David Moore on behalf of The Palmerston Forts Society

are now published by David Moore.

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VF1 : Arming the Forts

by David Moore : Published 2011

A description of the ordnance of the Victorian land Forts. This includes the 7-inch Rifled Breech Loading gun, the 64pr, Rifled Muzzle loading gun, the 13-inch mortar, the 40 and 20 pr. Rifled Breech loader, the Moncrieff mounting and the 6.6-inch howitzer.

A4 format, 44 pages, illustrated.

EAN 978-0-9548453-4-6 

Price £5.50 Sterling

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VF2 : Mallet's Mortar

by David Moore & Geoffrey Salter : Published 2011

A history and description of the two largest mortars ever built. Designed to bombard Sebastopol, they each weighed 30 tons and had a calibre of 36 inches, firing shells weighing over a ton. One mortar now stands outside the headquarters of the Society, the Museum of Artillery of the Royal Armouries, at Fort Nelson.

A4 format - with colour and black/white photographs and diagrams- 12 pages.

EAN 978-0-9548453-5-3

Price £2.00 Sterling

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VF3 :The Brennan Torpedo

by Alec Beanse : Published March 2012

The Brennan Torpedo was an ingenious wire-guided and powered torpedo, invented and developed by Louis Brennan in the late 1880s and 1890s. It was adopted for use in the defences of the UK and at two stations abroad, Hong Kong and Malta, for a short period to 1906. During its brief operational life it was operated by the Royal Engineers. Some of the great Victorian coast defence forts were modified to receive Brennan Torpedo stations whilst other stations were built from new. The existence of this amazing piece of defence engineering has, up to now, been little known. The method of its operation, the nature of of the mechanism by which it worked and the story of this torpedo's development has been painstakingly researched over many years by the author, who now explains how it worked and how it was incorporated into the Victorian defences.
A4 format with colour and black/white photographs, 64 pages with many diagrams and plans.

EAN 978-0-9548453-6-0

Price £6.00 Sterling

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VF4: The London Mobilisation Centres

by Alec Beanse and Roger Gill : Published 2011

A4 format, card covers, 76 pages; A description of the purpose behind, the building and the history of the late Victorian defence scheme to protect London with detailed isometric drawings and plans.

EAN 978-0-9548453-7-7

Price £7.50 Sterling

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A Handbook of Military Terms

by David Moore : Published 2011

An explanation and A to Z of terms associated withVictorian forts with tables of information on ordnance, carriages, platforms and other related matters.

A4 format 60 pages.

EAN 978-0-9548453-8-4

Price £6.00 Sterling

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The Solent Papers Series published by David Moore

The Solent Papers series of books was originally conceived, as a partnership

by Garry Mitchell, Anthony Cantwell and David Moore,

to promote knowledge of the Victorian fortifications of Portsmouth.

The series is now produced and published by David Moore.

 

No.1 Spitbank and the Spithead Forts

by Garry Mitchell 2003

A4 format, card covers, 40 pages; with drawings, monocrome and colour photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the four forts in the sea at Spithead, Spitbank, Horse Sand, No Mans Land and St. Helens forts. 2003 Edition

EAN 978-0-9570302-0-6 

2011 edition : Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.2 The Needles Defences

by Anthony Cantwell

A4 format, card covers, 36 pages; with drawings, colour photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the forts on the west side of the Isle of Wight, including The Needles batteries, Hurst Castle, Warden Point, Hatherwood, Freshwater Redoubt, Forts Albert and Victoria, Golden Hill, Cliff End and the later battery at Bouldnor.

ISBN 0 9513234 9 0 EAN 978-0-9513234-9-6 

2011 edition : Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.3 Fort Nelson and the Portsdown Forts

by Garry Mitchell

A4 format, card covers, 36 pages; with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the forts on Portsdown Hill. Including Forts Wallington, Nelson, Southwick, Widley, and Purbrook with its outworks at Farlington and Crookhorn.

ISBN 0 9513234 5 8 EAN 978-0-9513234-5-8

2010 edition : Price £5.00 Sterling

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No.4 Hilsea Lines and Portsbridge

by Garry Mitchell

A4 format, card covers, 34 pages; with drawings, colour and monocrome photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the Hilsea Lines at Portsbridge Portsmouth.

ISBN 0 9513234 7 4 EAN 978-0-9513234-7-2 

2011 edition : Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.5 Fort Gilkicker

by David Moore

A4 format, card covers, 44 pages; with drawings, black and white photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the great Coast Defence battery at Stokes Bay, Gosport.

ISBN -9570302-1-5 EAN 978-0-9570302-1-3

2011 edition Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.6 Fort Brockhurst and the Gomer-Elson Forts

by David Moore

A4 format, card covers, 60 pages with drawings, monocrome and colour photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the Gosport Advanced line of forts: including Forts Gomer, Grange, Rowner, Brockhurst and Elson.

ISBN 0 9548453-9-0 EAN 978-0-9548453-9-1

2011 edition : Price £6.00 Sterling

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No.7 Fort Fareham

by David Moore

A4 format, card covers, 24 pages; with drawings, colour photographs and plans explaining the construction, purpose and history of the only one of the outer line of forts constructed to defend the western approach to Portsmouth Harbour.

ISBN 0 9513234-8-2 EAN 978-0-9513234-8-9 

2009 edition Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.8 The Stokes Bay Defences

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 44 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the ramparts, moats and supporting batteries constructed to defend the western approach to Portsmouth Harbour.

ISBN 0 9513234-1-5 EAN 978-0-9548453-1-5  

2010 edition Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.9 Fort Nelson - A History and Description

by Garry Mitchell and David Moore

A4 card covers : 16 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of Fort Nelson.

ISBN 0 9513234-2-3 EAN 978-0-9548453-2-2 

2010 edition Price £2.20 Sterling

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No.10 The East Wight Defences

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 48 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the eastern defences of the Isle of Wight and Sandown Bay- including Sandown Fort, the batteries at Sandown Barrack, Yaverland, Redcliff, Culver, Nodes Point, Steynewood, Puckpool and Bembridge Fort.

ISBN 0 9513234-3-1 EAN 978-0-9548453-3-9 

2010 edtion Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.11 Fort Rowner: Gosport Advanced Lines

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 36 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of Fort Rowner, one of three identical forts forming the inner section of the Gosport Advanced Lines. This book compliments Solent Papers No.6 'Fort Brockhurst and the Gomer Elson Forts' by describing in detail what life was like for a Victorian soldier serving in the fort.

ISBN 0 9570302-2-3 EAN 978-0-9570302-2-0

2013 edition Price £5.00 Sterling

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No.12 Portsmouth Lines and Southsea defences

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 52 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the Victorian coastal fortifications from Old Portsmouth to Eastney including: Point Battery, Long Curtain, Southsea Castle Batteries, Lumps Fort, the Eastney Batteries and Fort Cumberland. This volume completes the series of booklets describing the Victorian fortifications of Portsmouth.

ISBN 0 9570302-3-1 EAN 978-0-9570302-3-7

2013 edition Price £6.00 Sterling

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No.13 Fort Blockhouse and Fort Monckton

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 40 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and colour photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the two inner coastal fortifications of Gosport. Built in a much earlier period to defend the western side of Portsmouth Harbour they were largely obsolete by the time of the great Victorian defence scheme of 1860 but they served an important purpose as the home of Submarine Mining. This volume is an additional booklet in the series of booklets describing the Victorian fortifications of Portsmouth. It concentrates on the Victorian uses of the two fortifications.

ISBN 0 9570302-4-X EAN 978-0-9570302-4-4

2014 edition Price £5.50 Sterling

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No.14 Fort Gomer and Fort Elson

by David Moore

A4 card covers : 44 pages illustrated with drawings, plans and photographs explaining the construction, purpose and history of the very first land front forts built as the prelude to the Gosport Advanced Lines. Unique in design and experimental, they were the first to use the new Polygonal System. One has been completely destroyed and the other lies hidden and in ruin. This describes the two forts in more detail than Solent Papers No.6.

ISBN 0 9570302-5-8 EAN 978-0-9570302-5-1

2016 edition Price £5.50 Sterling

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