Defence of Britain Archive

Council for British Archaeology, 2002 (updated 2006)

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Resource identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers

Digital Object Identifiers (DOIs) are persistent identifiers which can be used to consistently and accurately reference digital objects and/or content. The DOIs provide a way for the ADS resources to be cited in a similar fashion to traditional scholarly materials. More information on DOIs at the ADS can be found on our help page.

Citing this DOI

DOIs should be the last element in a citation irrespective of the format used. The DOI citation should begin with "doi:" in lowercase followed by the DOI with no spaces between the ":" and the DOI.

doi:10.5284/1000327

DOIs can also be cited as a persistent link from another Web page. This is done by appending the DOI Resolver with the DOI. This would look like:

http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1000327

However, if it is possible it is best to hide the URL in the href property of the <a> tag and have the link text be of the form doi:10.5284/1000327. The HTML for this would look like:

<a href="http://dx.doi.org/10.5284/1000327">doi:10.5284/1000327</a>
Sample Citation for this DOI

Council for British Archaeology (2006) Defence of Britain Archive [data-set]. York: Archaeology Data Service [distributor] (doi:10.5284/1000327)

Anti-invasion records query form

The database is divided into two sections. Choose one of the following record sets to search:

Anti-invasion records | Non Anti-invasion records

The Anti-Invasion Database provides the full text of information recorded. It also includes references to material in the paper archive as well as elements which have been digitised. Some 2000 photographs, in fact, have been scanned, but an estimated further 6,500 remain with the original paper records. The full site data on a defence component listed in 'Beaches, Fields, Streets, and Hills' (the research report of the Defence Areas Project) can be obtained by entering its unique numerical reference into the search box below.

You can find individual records by their Site Reference Number using this search:
Or choose search terms from the boxes below and press the Search button:

When choosing the type of site to search for you can either use the pick from thesaurus option which will show you the hierarchical structure of the classification or choose from the drop down menu which contains all the terms in alphabetical order. Whichever method you use will return all the site types from that class and from all its sub classes as well.


Pick from thesaurus
Grid reference


Google Earth

The Defence of Britain dataset can be interrogated using Google Earth as an interface via the download.