The Atlantic Wall (1): France

The Atlantic Wall (1): France

by Steven J. Zaloga, Hugh Johnson, Lee Ray, Chris Taylor
     
 

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Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. With Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, in 1942 Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast.

This book deals solely with the structures on the French coast, starting

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Overview

Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. With Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, in 1942 Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast.

This book deals solely with the structures on the French coast, starting with the Pas-de-Calais and extending down to Spain. It features detailed illustrations and diagrams of the various sections of the Atlantic Wall and the role that they played, giving a thoughtful analysis of some of the most accessible fortifications of World War II.

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“Steven J. Zaloga's The Atlantic Wall (1): France covers the design, technology and history of a key wall in strategic positions of defense during World War II. Chapters analyze its construction and unusual facets.” —The Bookwatch (December 2007)

“Author Steven J. Zaloga takes us through the planning, design and implementation of these defenses while giving us a look at what it was like to live with these structures... In all a fascinating look at some of the more interesting defensive structures of WWII. A book that you are sure to enjoy.” —Scott Van Aken, modelingmadness.com (July 2007)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781782007074
Publisher:
Bloomsbury USA
Publication date:
11/20/2012
Series:
Fortress , #63
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
366,042
File size:
20 MB
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Meet the Author

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in history from Union College and his MA from Columbia University. He has worked as an analyst in the aerospace industry for over two decades, covering missile systems and the international arms trade, and has served with the Institute for Defense Analyses, a federal think-tank. He is the author of numerous books on military technology and military history. The author lives in Abingdon, Maryland.

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