Uh-oh, it looks like your Internet Explorer is out of date.
For a better shopping experience, please upgrade now.
Get it by Thursday, January 25
, Order by 12:00 PM Eastern and choose Expedited Delivery during checkout.
Same Day delivery in Manhattan. Details
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.
|Publisher:||Pen & Sword Books Limited|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)|
About the Author
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Enemy at the Door 9
Chapter 2 Attack To Defence 29
Chapter 3 The Organisation Todt 45
Chapter 4 Construction Of The Atlantic Wall Bunkers 61
Chapter 5 The Founding of Hobart's 'Funnies' 91
Chapter 6 From Le Havre to Dunkerque 107
Chapter 7 Fortress Or Folly? Conclusions 149
Chapter 8 Atlantic Wall Sites in The Pas De Calais 157
Atlantic Wall in Maps and Plans 167