From cold war bunkers to Civil War sieges to Roman forts - Britain is littered with sites of military significance, many of which have never been studied.
This book shows the amateur enthusiast how to unlock the drama of a battlefield in his or her own area.
It explains how to read a military map and apply it to the ground, how to interpret the clues in the landscape and where to find the evidence.
The authors take some case studies from further afield - from the Somme, Normandy and the Falklands.
These ensure that the book is also an invaluable companion to anyone with an interest in bringing military history to life.