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Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy: Construction and Destruction
     

Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy: Construction and Destruction

by Paul Williams
 

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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 defenses in northern France.

In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall’s role from attack to defense

Overview

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 defenses in northern France.

In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall’s role from attack to defense. Beach defenses became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organization began a massive building program constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labor.

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Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain’s 79th Armored Division, Sir Percy Hobart’s ‘Funnies’, as they utilized their unique weaponry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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783030583
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Limited
Publication date:
08/19/2013
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
1,370,004
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Paul Williams is an Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe winning Hall of Fame songwriter ("Rainbow Connection," "Evergreen," and "We've Only Just Begun") and President of the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP). He is a major public force in the recovery movement, a graduate of UCLA's Drug and Alcohol Counseling Certification Program and has served as a member of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence Board of Directors. He was a founding board member and counselor for the Musicians Assistance Program (MAP), now the treatment wing of MusiCares.

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