Originally intended as part of a thematic-styyle part-work, Airfield Defences, contains twelve independant parts, most of which are based on old archeaology reports, written and compiled by the author, Paul Francis, over a period of 14 years. The book also boasts a guest author in Steve Thompson who has written and compiled Part 1 of the book 'World War Two Airfield Ground Defences.
The book is intended as a guide to the development of Airfield Defences and is presented in such a way that it encourages the reader to seek out further information and conduct his/her own research and fieldwork into this often overlooked subject. The full chapter listing is as follows:
Chapter 1: World War Two Airfield Ground Defences
Chapter 2: Airfield Plans - Armed and Passive Air Defence Definitions
Chapter 3: Through Thick and Thin
Chapter 4: Aerodrome Defence Scheme Organisation - RAF Shawbury
Chapter 5: The Lifting and Turning Fort
Chapter 6: The Defence of London District ADGB Aerodromes
Chapter 7: Ground Defences at Exeter Airport
Chapter 8: Commanding Officer's Battle HQ and Station Control
Chapter 9: FC Construction and FW3/22 Pillboxes at RAF Oakington
Chapter 10: RAF Church Stanton / RAF Culmhead - A case Study
Chapter 11: The Defence of RAF Jurby
Chapter 12: Defensive Fighting Positions at RAF Upper Heyford
The book contains 135 pages, is A4 soft bound and is liberally illustrated with b&w photographs, drawings and 3D computer rendered impressions of defensive structures throughout.