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Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45
     

Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45

by Chris McNab
 

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Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45 is a detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich. It takes you inside Channel Islands pillboxes, Normandy coastal gun positions and emplaced tank turrets on the Gothic Line in Italy. The secretive world of Hitler's command bunkers is revealed in detail, and the principles and

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Hitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45 is a detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich. It takes you inside Channel Islands pillboxes, Normandy coastal gun positions and emplaced tank turrets on the Gothic Line in Italy. The secretive world of Hitler's command bunkers is revealed in detail, and the principles and engineering of basic frontline defences are explained, showing how the average German soldier prepared to stand his ground. There is also a dedicated chapter on special-purpose fortifications, including U-boat pens, V-weapon sites and flak towers.This complete journey into German wartime fortifications reveals much about the strategic and tactical thinking of Hitler and his Wehrmacht, and combat accounts explore how effective the defences were in practice. The book is illustrated throughout with more than 200 artworks, maps and photographs.

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“An authoritative and comprehensive chronicle of Third Reich defenses. A rich source of inspiration for any toy soldier and model figure enthusiasts intent on creating authentic and detailed displays and dioramas animated by their military miniatures.” —Toy Soldier & Model Figure Magazine

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782009511
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
03/20/2014
Series:
General Military
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
396
Sales rank:
851,390
File size:
131 MB
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Meet the Author

Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK.

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