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Fortress Europe: Hitler's Atlantic Wall: The German Viewpoint

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Once it became apparent that German military ambitions in the west were to be thwarted by British resistance and Hitler's attention turned to the greater goal of the defeat of Stalin's Russia, the need to shore up the defense of Europe against any possible attack from the British Isles became imperative. Although earlier phases of the war had proved the ineffectiveness of fixed defensive lines - most notably in the failure of the French Maginot Line - the concept of an Atlantic Wall was central to German defensive plans in the west. Stretching along the Atlantic and Channel coasts, a complex network of fortifications was constructed, a network that was to have a dramatic impact on the Allied strategic planning for D-Day in June 1944.<P>Although the Atlantic Wall was to fail its ultimate test, along certain sections of the coast the German defenses were able to impose massive casualties on the invasion force; if the German support forces had been able to reach the Allied beach-head more rapidly, the history of the war might have been fundamentally different.<P>The scale of the Atlantic Wall is evident even today, more than 50 years after the end of the war, through the vast bunkers and gun emplacements that still stand sentinel on the coast of Europe.<P>George Forty, one of Britain's foremost military historians, provides a detailed account of the construction, manning and defense of the Atlantic Wall in that crucial period before and during the Allied invasion in June 1944. Drawing upon archives both in Britain and in Germany, he provides a fascinating insight into the nature of the Atlantic Wall from the standpoint of those who were tasked with manning it. Comprehensively illustratedthroughout with a remarkable selection of contemporary photographs and line drawings, the book is one of the first to accord the Atlantic Wall the importance it merits. Alongside the historic analysis, the author has also included a detailed gazetteer outlining those areas w

Synopsis:

A detailed account of the construction, manning and defence of the Atlantic wall in the crucial months leading up to June 1944. Besides historical analysis the author includes a detailed gazetteer outlining those areas where significant remains of the defences can be seen to this day.

Synopsis:

The first book ever to accord the Atlantic Wall the merit it deserves. Includes a detailed gazetteer outlining those areas where significant remains of the Wall can still be seen today.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780711027695
Subtitle:
Hitler's Atlantic Wall
Author:
Forty, George
Publisher:
Ian Allan Publishing
Location:
Hersham, Surrey
Subject:
General
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
World war, 1939-1945
Subject:
Campaigns
Subject:
World War, 19
Subject:
Atlantic Wall
Subject:
World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns.
Subject:
Atlantic Wall (France and Belgium)
Subject:
Military-World War II General
Subject:
General History
Edition Description:
Hardcover w/Dust Jacket
Series Volume:
258
Publication Date:
20021207
Binding:
Hardback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
160
Dimensions:
10.28x8.24x.69 in. 1.80 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Military » World War II » Europe » General
History and Social Science » Military » World War II » General
History and Social Science » World History » Germany » Nazi Germany

Fortress Europe: Hitler's Atlantic Wall: The German Viewpoint
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A detailed account of the construction, manning and defence of the Atlantic wall in the crucial months leading up to June 1944. Besides historical analysis the author includes a detailed gazetteer outlining those areas where significant remains of the defences can be seen to this day.
"Synopsis" by , The first book ever to accord the Atlantic Wall the merit it deserves. Includes a detailed gazetteer outlining those areas where significant remains of the Wall can still be seen today.
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