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Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy: Construction and Destruction

Hitler's Atlantic Wall: Normandy: Construction and Destruction

Construction and Destruction

by Paul Williams
Paperback
Publication Date: 26/06/2013
RRP  $37.99 $34.35
This highly informative book begins with an examination of the background to Germany's primary military objectives in relation to the western end of their self-styled 'Fortress Europe' including the early foundation of shore defences in northern France. In 1941, there was a switch in emphasis of the Atlantic Wall's role from attack to defence. Beach defences became more elaborate and the Nazi-controlled Todt Organisation began a massive building programme constructing new bunkers and reinforcing existing sites, using forced labour. Hitler appointed Rommel to formulate Germany's anti-invasion plans in early 1944. At the same time the Allies were making extensive studies of the fortifications and preparing for the challenge of overcoming this most formidable of obstacles. Using, in many cases, previously unpublished accounts of the soldiers on the ground this book follows Britain's 79th Armoured Division, Sir Percy Hobart's 'Funnies', as they utilised their unique weaponry in support of Allied efforts to ensure the success of the invasion. The author draws on British, American, Canadian and German sources. Hitler's Atlantic Wall - Normandy also includes information on war cemeteries along with travel information and accommodation suggestions and a guide to the relevant museums. AUTHOR: Paul Williams is married with twin sons and works as a freelance author and journalist in South Yorkshire. After having articles on many different subjects published in magazines and on the internet, Malta: Island Under Siege became Paul's first book for Pen and Sword in 2009. He lives near Doncaster. 20 b/w photographs
ISBN:
9781783030583
9781783030583
Category:
Second World War
Format:
Paperback
Publication Date:
26-06-2013
Publisher:
Pen & Sword Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
208
Dimensions (mm):
216x138x0mm
Weight:
0.37kg
Paul Williams

Paul Williams is Ireland's leading crime writer and one of its most respected journalists. For over three decades his courageous and ground-breaking investigative work has won him multiple awards. He is the author of ten previous bestselling books and has also researched written and presented a number of major TV crime series.

His first book The General was adapted for the award-winning movie of the same name by John Boorman. He is a former presenter on Newstalk Breakfast and currently writes for the Irish Independent. Williams holds an A in Criminology and is a registered member of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists based in Washington DC.

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