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The Atlantic Wall - History and Guide

The Atlantic Wall - History and Guide
Author: Kaufmann, J.E. - Kaufmann, H.W. - Jankovic-Potocnik, A. & Tonic, Vladimir

Language: English

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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 labourers and troops, consisted of strongpoints, 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.

Original title The Atlantic Wall - History and Guide
Author Kaufmann, J.E. - Kaufmann, H.W. - Jankovic-Potocnik, A. & Tonic, Vladimir
Languages English
Subject CF - Modern fortifications - 20th century
Period World War Two
Location Germany / Western Europe
Categories Photobooks, Textual books, Antiquarian books, Drawings, Plans and maps

Hardcover edition from 2012 (€ 25.00)

Book is in GOOD shape - illustrated with HUNDREDS of photos, drawings, plans and maps.

Edition 1
Pages 368
Publication date 2012
Bindings Hardcover
Format 24 x 17 cm
Weight 1200 g
Price € 25.00