The Atlantic Wall

Author: A. Jankovic-Potocnik
Editor: Pen and Sword
ISBN: 1783378387
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Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the complex system of coastal fortifications that stretched from Norway to the Spanish border during the Second World War, was built to defend occupied Europe from Allied invasion. Many of its principal structures survive and can be visited today, and this book is an authoritative guide to them. The wall, which was constructed on a massive scale between 1942 and 1944 by German engineers, forced laborers and troops, consisted of strong points, artillery casemates, bunkers, troop shelters, minefields, anti-tank and anti-boat obstacles. It also included the concrete U-boat and E-boat pens in the key ports and, behind the Channel coast, the V-weapon sites. This huge scheme of fortifications was one of the longest defensive lines in military history.This history and guide takes the reader—and visitor—through the entire story of the fortifications from the fall of France to the Allied breakthrough and the defeat of the German armies in Normandy. This narrative puts the extensive remains that can be seen today in a fascinating historical context. As a guide to some of the most impressive relics of the Second World War, this book will be essential reading and reference for any one who is interested in the history of fortifications, D-Day and the liberation of occupied Europe.

Smashing The Atlantic Wall

Author: Patrick Delaforce
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1844152561
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Immediately after Hitler halted his proposed invasion of Britain in 1940, he secretly ordered the building of an Atlantic Wall. Using material from British, American, and Canadian archives, a top military historians pieces together a unique, barely known story from the war--and memorializes the Allied soldiers caught behind it in appalling conditions.

The Atlantic Wall 1941 1944

Author: Alan F. Wilt
Editor:
ISBN: 9781929631193
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Argues that the Atlantic Wall should not be dismissed as mere German propaganda, analyzing the extent of the Germans' efforts and the challenges that faced them as they awaited the Allied invasion.

The Atlantic Wall 1

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1782007075
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Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. With Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, in 1942 Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast. This book deals solely with the structures on the French coast, starting with the Pas-de-Calais and extending down to Spain. It features detailed illustrations and diagrams of the various sections of the Atlantic Wall and the role that they played, giving a thoughtful analysis of some of the most accessible fortifications of World War II.

The Atlantic Wall 3

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 147281147X
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This book completes the story of one of the most formidable defensive lines in Europe in World War II, looking at the lesser known Mediterranean extension and describing how it was conceived of, built and used. After the alarming collapse of Italy in 1943, the Germans launched a crash building program and the 'Sudwall' (South Wall) sprang up quickly along the French Mediterranean coast and the neighbouring Italian coast around Genoa. The new defenses were bolstered by existing French fortifications of key port towns such as Marseilles and Toulon – many of them bristling with heavy artillery. Whilst describing the wall's physical design features, this book also recounts the defenses' role in the Allied invasion of Southern France; Operation Dragoon – 'The Second D-Day'. As the Germans' worst fears became a reality, the southern Atlantic Wall would face its ultimate test.

D Day

Author: Robert Kershaw
Editor: Ian Allan Pub
ISBN: 9780711033238
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The 10 day battle on the shores of Normandy has been extensively chronicled, but Robert Kershaw brings a new insight to this period of history by using eyewitness accounts from both the Allied and German sides. Now available in B-format for the first time this is a classic piece of military history that will appeal to historians of World War 2 and anyone interested in the general history of the period.

The Atlantic Wall

Author: Alan F. Wilt
Editor: Iowa State Press
ISBN:
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D Day

Author: Robert J. Kershaw
Editor: Naval Institute Press
ISBN: 9781557501516
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Shares firsthand accounts of the invasion of Europe from just prior to D-Day to ten days later, when it was clear the invasion was a success

Organisation Todt From Autobahns To Atlantic Wall

Author: John Christopher
Editor: Amberley Publishing Limited
ISBN: 1445638738
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Based on declassified wartime reports, this in-depth dossier details the inner workings of the Organisation Todt which not only built the Autobahns, but also Germany's Siegfried Line and Atlantic Wall.

The Atlantic Wall 2

Author: Steven J. Zaloga
Editor: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1780961456
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Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. Following its conquest of Western Europe, Germany had to defend some 5,000km of Atlantic coastline from the Spanish border to the Arctic Circle. The United States' entry into the war and the inevitability of an Anglo-American landing in Western Europe resulted in the fortification of this coastline along its entire length. Focusing on the northern Atlantic Wall in the Low Countries and Scandinavia, this title addresses the special defensive features and unique aspects of fortification in these countries, such as the early focus on fortifying Norway, due to early British commando raids; the greater use of turreted naval guns; and the establishment of first-line Flak defences in the Low Countries to counter the Allied strategic bombing campaign.