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📒Hitler S Atlantic Wall Normandy ✍ Paul Williams
✏Hitler s Atlantic Wall Normandy Book Summary : This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France.??In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour.??Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles.??Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources.??Hitler's Atlantic Wall Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums.
📒The Atlantic Wall 1941 1944 ✍ Alan F. Wilt
✏The Atlantic Wall 1941 1944 Book Summary : Argues that the Atlantic Wall should not be dismissed as mere German propaganda, analyzing the extent of the Germans' efforts and the challenges that faced them as they awaited the Allied invasion.
📒Cracking Hitler S Atlantic Wall ✍ Richard C. Anderson Jr.
✏Cracking Hitler s Atlantic Wall Book Summary : Refreshingly different perspective on the momentous events of D-Day.
📒A Traveller S Guide To D Day And The Battle For Normandy ✍ Carl Shilleto
✏A Traveller s Guide to D Day and the Battle for Normandy Book Summary : A Traveller’s Guide to D-Day and the Battle for Normandy covers the period from June to August 1944 when the Allies stormed ashore, fought their way through the bocage country of Normandy, and eventually broke out through the Avranches gap. A new kind of guidebook. This title gives comprehensive information about: o Major battles and battlefields o Memorials, sites, cemeteries, and statues o How to get there; what to see o Contemporary eyewitness accounts o Then-and-now photographs and maps The guide helps us understand what it was like to have endured the ordeal of combat. Through their own words, we learn the feelings of those young men and women of many nationalities who fought and died. What were their private thoughts and fears? Their personal memories? Contemporary eyewitness accounts are woven into the fabric of this book, which has an immediacy and vividness that marks a new departure in guidebooks.
📒Hitler S Atlantic Wall ✍ Anthony Saunders
✏Hitler s Atlantic Wall Book Summary : With the ever-growing interest in Hitler's Atlantic Wall, it comes as a surprise that so little has been written about it in the English language - until now, that is. In this, the first substantial work in English, author Tony Saunders takes a critical look at the history of the wall, how it was built, what was built and the role it played in the Second World War, together with a guide to what remains to see of it today in France. Hitler conceived the Atlantic Wall during the Second World War as a line of impregnable fortifications along the western coast of Europe to protect his newly conquered empire from seaborne invasion. From 1942 until the Allied invasion of Normandy in June 1944, millions of tons of steel-reinforced concrete were poured into the construction of gun emplacements, bunkers, flak batteries, radar stations, command and observation posts, as well as ammunition dumps and U-boat pens. This huge project stretched from the Franco-Spanish border in the south, following the French Atlantic coast north for 1,500 miles passing through Brittany, around the Cherbourg peninsula, along the coast of Normandy and extending right to the North Sea coasts of Belgium and Holland. More than 12,000 concrete structures were built, many of them so massive that they survive today despite being shelled by battleships, and resisting most post-war attempts by Allied army engineers to demolish them. They are now tourist attractions as well as the focus for a growing number of "fortress" enthusiasts. Richly illustrated, the authoritative text is supported by a selection of contemporary photographs and plans - many rare or previously unpublished - and present-day photographs showing the amazing endurance of these monolithic fortifications.
📒Hitler S Atlantic Wall ✍ Paul Williams
✏Hitler s Atlantic Wall Book Summary : This well-illustrated book describes the massive effort that the occupying Nazi forces put into the construction of the Eastern section of the Atlantic Wall. While the D-Day invasion was unaffected by the fortifications in this area, they still posed a significant threat. This came from the mighty gun batteries (such as Batteries Todt and Lindemann) that threatened Channel shipping and the South Coast of England, and, while isolated from the main Allied advance, the Festung ports of Calais, Boulogne and Dunkirk were denied to Allied use. This was of major strategic significance as the lines of supply were becoming ever longer and more vulnerable.Using rare archive material, this book takes the reader on a fascinating journey along the coast that Hitler was wrongly convinced would be the site of the Allied landings. Hitler's Atlantic Wall - Pas de Calais tells the history of how and why the giant batteries were built, the origins of their weaponry and the ingenious engineering and military operations that defeated them finally.
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📒The Normandy Campaign 1944 ✍ Colin F. Baxter
✏The Normandy Campaign 1944 Book Summary : The Normandy Campaign in the summer of 1944 was perhaps the most important battle of the 20th century, deciding the fate of Nazi Germany. This research guide provides an historiographical narrative that critically assesses the most important literature on the Campaign and lists over 500 sources, establishing it as the most comprehensive bibliography to date. This guide is cross-referenced and indexed fully. It emphasizes English-language works of all kinds but also points to the most significant French and German sources on the subject.
📒D Day ✍ Stephen E. Ambrose
✏D Day Book Summary : Chronicles the events, politics, and personalities of this pivotal day in World War II, shedding light on the strategies of commanders on both sides and the ramifications of the battle
📒The Desert Fox In Normandy ✍ Samuel W. Mitcham
✏The Desert Fox in Normandy Book Summary : As 1943 came to a close, Field Marshall Erwin Rommel was givenhis most challenging and important assignment to date to repel the impending Allied invasion. The German high command anticipated that 1944 would be the year for the long-awaited amphibious cross-channel invasion.