Handbook for the London Defence Positions

“The object of this book is to enable the officers concerned to become acquainted in as short a time as possible with the proposed arrangements for resisting an invasion on the line of the London Defence Positions, so that they may be in position to undertake their respective duties in the proposed scheme with the least possible delay and the utmost possible accuracy.”

A copy of the 1903 handbook from the National Archives at Kew. The Fort at Halstead played a key part in the defence of London as a defensible mobilisation centre, storing equipment and weapons to be used in the event of invasion.


The London Defence Positions (1903). Click for full size image.