The Atlantic Wall (2) : Belgium, the Netherlands, Denmark and Norway

Description

Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. Following its conquest of Western Europe, Germany had to defend some 5,000km of Atlantic coastline from the Spanish border to the Arctic Circle. The United States' entry into the war and the inevitability of an Anglo-American landing in Western Europe resulted in the fortification of this coastline along its entire length. Focusing on the northern Atlantic Wall in the Low Countries and Scandinavia, this title addresses the special defensive features and unique aspects of fortification in these countries, such as the early focus on fortifying Norway, due to early British commando raids; the greater use of turreted naval guns; and, the establishment of first-line Flak defences in the Low Countries to counter the Allied strategic bombing campaign.

Details

Author(s)
Steven Zaloga, Adam Hook
Format
Paperback | 64 pages
Dimensions
184 x 248 x 4.57mm | 257g
Publication date
17 Nov 2009
Publisher
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Imprint
Osprey Publishing
Publication City/Country
New York, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations (chiefly col.)
ISBN10
1846033934
ISBN13
9781846033933
Bestsellers rank
380,030

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