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The Atlantic Wall 1

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
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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

Author : A. Jankovic-Potocnik
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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.

Hitler s Atlantic Wall

Author : Anthony Saunders
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This is the first English guide to the remains of the Atlantic Wall Hitler built to protect his newly conquered empire from sea invasions.

Smashing the Atlantic Wall

Author : Patrick Delaforce
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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

Author : Jens Andersen
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The present book presents papers from a symposium held in Hanstholm, Denmark in May 2018: "The Atlantic Wall, in regional, national, and international perspective".The symposium was arranged by three Danish museums in Northern Jutland - Museum Thy, Vendsyssel Historiske Museum (Vendsyssel Historical Museum), Nordjyllands Kystmuseum (Coastal Museum of Northern Jutland) - and Aalborg University. The symposium was part of a project entitled "The Atlantic Wall in Northern Jutland", carried out by the institutions mentioned above and financed by the Velux Foundation in Denmark in the period 2016-18.The aim of the symposium in May 2018 was to situate the findings of the regional project in a national and an international perspective by inviting Danish and European scholars to present results from their research on related subjects. The symposium was organized in four sections: 1) The Atlantic Wall in Europe, 2) Building the Atlantic Wall, 3) The Atlantic Wall, the Danish armed forces and the Cold War, and 4) Musealization of the Atlantic Wall 1945-2017.

The Atlantic Wall 2

Author : Steven J. Zaloga
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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.

The Atlantic Wall 1941 1944

Author : Alan F. Wilt
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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.

Hitler s Atlantic Wall

Author : Paul Williams
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This well-illustrated book describes the massive effort that the occupying Nazi forces put into the construction of the Eastern section of the Atlantic Wall. While the D-Day invasion was unaffected by the fortifications in this area, they still posed a significant threat. This came from the mighty gun batteries (such as Batteries Todt and Lindemann) that threatened Channel shipping and the South Coast of England, and, while isolated from the main Allied advance, the Festung ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk were denied to Allied use. This was of major strategic significance as the lines of supply were becoming ever longer and more vulnerable.Using rare archive material, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the coast that Hitler was wrongly convinced would be the site of the Allied landings. Hitler's Atlantic Wall - Pas de Calais tells the history of how and why the giant batteries were built, the origins of their weaponry and the ingenious engineering and military operations that defeated them finally.

The Atlantic Wall

Author : Alan F. Wilt
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D day

Author : Robert J. Kershaw
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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

The Atlantic Wall 3

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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.

Cracking Hitler s Atlantic Wall

Author : Richard C. Anderson Jr.
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Refreshingly different perspective on the momentous events of D-Day.

World War II German Military Studies

Author : Donald S. Detwiler
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Organisation Todt From Autobahns to Atlantic Wall

Author : John Christopher
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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.

D Day

Author : Tony Hall
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This huge, in-depth recap of the planning, build-up and execution of D-Day begins with with hour-by-hour and beach-by-beach descriptions of the landings, each graphically illustrated with battle photography and full-color maps with explanatory keys. The book goes on to describe the fierce battles at Normandy, the Allied breakout into France and the liberation of Paris. Rare photography from archives and collections throughout the U.S., Great Britain and France is accompanied by color photographs of museum pieces and artifacts, including the uniforms and personal effects of Eisenhower, Montgomery, Patton and Bradlet, as well as personal mementos of U.S. Rangers and British airborne troops. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Shore Beach

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Atlantic Wall

Author : Stephan Vanfleteren
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-A photographic monument, immortalizing the remains of Hitler's Atlantic Wall, which stretched across Europe's western coast During World War II, Adolf Hitler gave the order for a line of defense to be constructed along the coasts of the western front. Ranging from the French-Spanish border to the north of Norway, this Atlantic Wall is a series of bunkers, barricades and coastal batteries. Over the past year, Stephan Vanfleteren has photographed this 'wall' of more than 2600 kilometres in his trademark black-and-white style. He planted his tripod on various beaches in Belgium, the Netherlands and Germany, climbed cliff faces in France, sailed between the fjords of Norway and stood in the surf in Denmark to photograph the ruins of the largest military structure of the previous century. Vanfleteren shows his wonder for the untamed architectural beauty of these concrete structures, and the power of nature as it slowly reclaims a wall that were once considered impenetrable. Text in English and French. Contents: Stephan Vanfleteren: Pebblestones of history; Benoit Strubbe & Mathieu de Meyer: The Phenomenon of the Atlantic Wall

D Day

Author : Robert Kershaw
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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.

A Supplement to the Oxford English Dictionary

Author : Oxford University Press
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Surveys the histories of the various usages of more than 10,000 words ranging from se to Zyrian

D Day

Author : Ken Delve
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Operation 'Overlord' - the allied invasion of occupied France - began in the opening minutes of 6 June 1944. By the end of the day a bridgehead had been won and gradually the Allied Forces extended their grip. None of this would have been possible without air power. In the weeks and months leading up to D-Day the RAF and USAAF waged a concerted campaign against fighter bases, troop depots, road and rail junctions and ammunition and fuel dumps: any target that would impede the Germans' ability to repel the liberating forces. This book - the product of detailed research in original documents - tells the story of this air campaign, with the aid of nearly 200 archive photographs.