Fortress Third Reich: German Fortifications and Defense Systems in World War II

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Da Capo Press, 2007 - History - 369 pages
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The Atlantic Wall is perhaps the most famous of Germany’s World War II-era fortification lines in Europe, but Hitler built many others, from elaborate coastal defenses along the English Channel to the nearly impervious lines protecting the German homeland-the massive West Wall and the hurriedly built East Wall. Fortress Third Reich is the first and only comprehensive treatment of Germany’s World War II fortifications and the important Nazi defensive systems, such as the Reich’s highly feared air defense. The authors present an in-depth and detailed account of all German fortifications and defensive systems of World War II, supplemented by scores of remarkable technical drawings by Robert M. Jurga.
  

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This is a great book if you are looking for information on WWII German " Fortresses" throughout Europe. Many good maps and photos. If you are interested in D-Day 6 June 1944, this is a must!
Bruce

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Contents

The Lights Went
3
From the Ruins of the Second Reich
37
Blitzkrieg to Victory 1939 to 1942
113
Buildup of Coastal Fortifications
123
The Propaganda Campaign
130
Air Defenses of the Reich
141
Protecting the Leadership
158
Armored Trains
164
On the Other Fronts 256
237
The Southern Front
256
The Southeast Front
265
The Northern Front
271
Desperation and Defeat 1944 to 1945
281
The Wonder Weapons and VSites
291
Bombproof and Underground Sites
299
Collapse of the Western Front
323

Years of Retreat 1942 to 1944
179
Beginnings of the Atlantic Wall
194
The Fortifications of the Atlantic Wall
214
Types of Bunkers
223
Artillery Batteries
231
Clinging to the Last Lines of Defense
332
Armored Parts for Fortifications
350
Bibliography
357
Index
363
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J.E. Kaufmann is the author of six books on fortifications. He and his wife, H.W. Kaufmann, live in San Antonio, Texas. H.W. Kaufmann is the wife of J.E. Kaufmann, the author of six books on fortifications. They live in San Antonio, Texas.

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