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Smashing the Atlantic Wall

The Desctruction of Hitler's coastal Fortresses

Smashing the Atlantic Wall
Author: Delaforce, Patrick

Language: English

The book descibes the battles for the fortified harbors in France, Belgium and Holland during World War Two.

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During World War Two, the ports along the coasts of France, Belgium and Holland were of major logistical importance to the German Army. But this was also the case for the Allies in case of an invasion on the European continent. This is the reason that these harbors were fortified on a vast scale, using heavy coast artillery and concrete and steel defences.

This book tells how effective these defences were in battle. Immediately after the Allied invasion on June 6, 1944, the Americans fought their way up the Cotentin Peninsula to tackle Cherbourg, St.-Malo, Brest (where the US Army suffered 10,000 casualties), Lorient and St. Nazaire. Meanwhile Canadian and British forces were hammering their way up the left flank, capturing Le Havre, and on to Dieppe, Boulogne and Calais.

The stories of all these battles are told in this book - also including the battles for Antwerp, Flushing and Walcheren.

The book is written in English and illustrated with dozens of photos and maps. It is in GOOD shape.

    

Original title Smashing the Atlantic Wall
The Destruction of Hitler's coastal Fortresses
Author Delaforce, Patrick
Languages English
Subject CF - Modern fortifications - 20th century
Period World War Two
Location Europe
Categories Photobooks, Textual books, Antiquarian books, Drawings, Plans and maps

Hardcover edition from 2001 (€ 20.00)

The book is in GOOD shape!

Edition 1
Pages 240
Publication date 2001
Bindings Hardcover
Format 24 x 15,5 cm
Price € 20.00

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