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Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais (Battleground: Normandy) Paul Williams(Author)

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Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais (Battleground: Normandy)

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Original name book: Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais (Battleground: Normandy)

Pages: 176

Language: English

Publisher: Pen and Sword (February 19, 2013)

By: Paul Williams(Author)

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Category - History

Bestsellers rank - 8 Rating Star

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.

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...it 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. - WW2 Discovery Full of excellent and sometimes rare WW2 photographs, Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Pas de Calais explains many aspects of the Eastern section of Hitler's Atlantic Wall. A very enjoyable, well produced book that will please all those Second World War enthusiasts. - WW2 Connection Paul Williams is an author and historian who has worked on Pen & Sword's Battleground Series.

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Customer Reviews
  • By Chris Sterling on December 29, 2013

    One of two books on the Atlantic Wall by this author and in this same series (the other concerns the Pas de Calais region farther north), this small paperback encourages the reader to take it along while exploring what is left of the 1941-44 concrete structures along this portion of the French Coast. How (and why) the string of fortifications was built by the German occupation forces using thousands of often slave laborers makes for a fascinating story. So does the June 1944 tale of how the forts impacted the Allies' D-Day landings--and how the forts were overcome.There are many books on the Atlantic Wall, though most are in French or German as might be expected. This one being in English is a plus, as is its small size as already noted. The author relates the rise and sudden fall of the Wall in Normandy well, with good use of photos, diagrams, and maps. Other books do a more in-depth job of defining the many standard types of bunker and armament employed.

  • By Mike O'Connor on September 18, 2013

    Part of Pen & Sword's BATTLEGROUND series, Paul Williams' HITLER'S ATLANTIC WALL details the various beach defenses built by the Germans along Normandy's beaches and their ultimate fate. Part travelogue, part history, it's a wonderful, well-illustrated addition to the literature on D-Day.After describing the origins of the 'Atlantic Wall,' Williams describes how various bunkers and fortifications were constructed, German officers and civilians who played important roles in that effort, the special tanks and other equipment developed by the Allies to breach the Wall, the battles that took place once the Allies landed, surviving fortifications in the area, etc.The book is illustrated with an appealing mix of vintage and contemporary photographs, maps and diagrams.In short, HITLER'S ATLANTIC WAR is a winning and informative guide to the Normandy fighting. Recommended.

  • By Sgt G on October 16, 2014

    Good detail.

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