Hitler'S Atlantic Wall: Yesterday and Today - WWII Historic Battlefields (Hardback)
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Hitler'S Atlantic Wall: Yesterday and Today - WWII Historic Battlefields (Hardback)

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Hardback 192 Pages / Published: 25/08/2016
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Masters of the continent, the Nazis realized that they would have to defend their gains, and once the United States entered the war, redoubled their efforts. Using forced and slave labor they built a chain of defensive positions, coastal batteries, and beach defenses from the top of Norway to the Franco-Spanish border. However, as was so typical of the Nazis, while the bunkers and batteries seem impressively constructed, and the Atlantic Wall has left a permanent reminder of the years of Nazi domination, it was crippled by lack of strategic planning, internal bickering, and a multitude of command structures that did not communicate with each other effectively. In June 1944 the Allies burst through the wall, and while it took many lives to break the crust of the German defenses, the vaunted Atlantic Wall proved ineffective save for the fortresses the Allies bypassed and subdued later. Using the same formula as in their books on The Normandy Battlefields and Race to the Rhine, Leo Marriott and Simon Forty combine bespoke aerial photography with old photographs, maps, and current illustrations to provide a pictorial analysis of the subject-Around 500 illustrations ensure the subject is well covered. After opening sections on the construction of the wall, the defensive plan, and the different structures that were built, Hitler's Atlantic Wall yesterday and today provides a survey of the key locations and what can be seen today-including many of the museums that interpret them. The bulk of the book is divided geographically by country, dealing with France, Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark, and Norway. After 70 years, the Atlantic Wall is still a remarkable reminder of the war years, and one that continues to fascinate.

Publisher: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 9781612003757
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 1157 g
Dimensions: 280 x 218 x 23 mm


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Plenty of photographs maps and diagrams to get stuck into, with plenty of contemporary images to reference if you are going to visit any of the sites...an excellent read. * Despatches *
This is a great book. It is fantastic to look at and the technical and historical info is all up to scratch. In a way it marks a point in time because I am sure some of the concrete monsters discussed are destined to be hammered to destruction in the near future. * War History Online *
A fascinating book and at what I think is a reasonable price, so well worth adding to your book shelf. * Military Model Scene *
This is a refreshing approach and is very well researched...do not leave home without it! * Fortress Study Group *
The Britain at War team have no hesitation in recommending this book most highly and choosing it as this month's Book of the Month. * Britain at War Magazine *
Plenty of photographs maps and diagrams to get stuck into, with plenty of contemporary images to reference if you are going to visit any of the sites...an excellent read. * Eagle *

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