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"Mirus" - The Making of a Battery - Atlantic Wall

"Mirus" - The Making of a Battery - Atlantic Wall
Author: Partridge, Colin & Wallbridge, John

Language: English

The book describes the history and characteristics of "Battery Mirus", a heavy German coastal battery on Guernsey, built during WW2.


The occupied Channel Islands played a major role in Hitler's plans for the defence of the western limits of Nazi expansion during the Second World War, for not only were they intended to be impregnable outposts of the "Atlantic Wall", securing the Bay of St. Malo from attack, theur were also guardians of German coastal shipping sailing between the major sea ports of Cherbourg and Brest.

The largest of the coastal batteries constructed throughout the islands was "Mirus" in Guernsey. Taking its name from an eminent German naval artillery officer who was killed on a local inspection tour in November 1941, built by the Organisation Todt, and armed with captured 30.5 cm guns from a Russian battleship, Battery "Mirus" could have wrought untold damage on the Allied invasion of Normandy in June, 1944.

"Mirus" - The Making of a Battery is the story of its design, construction and operational history. It provides a unique insight into the means by which Nazi Germany determined to retain the Channel Islands at all cost.

The book is one of the "hardest-to-find" books about Atlantic Wall fortifications. It has been printed in small numbers. Written in English and illustrated with 80+ photos, plans, drawings and maps.

Original title "Mirus" - The Making of a Battery - Atlantic Wall
Author Partridge, Colin & Wallbridge, John
Languages English
Subject CF - Modern fortifications - 20th century
Period World War Two
Location Guernsey, Channel Island
Categories Photobooks, Textual books, Antiquarian books, Drawings, Plans and maps