Smashing the Atlantic Wall

The Destruction of Hitler’s Coastal Fortresses

Patrick Delaforce

 
Date Published :
November 2005
Publisher :
Pen and Sword
Illustration :
illustrated
Format Available    QuantityPrice
Hardback
ISBN : 9781844152568
Pages : 224
Dimensions : 9.25 X 6.25 inches
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$39.95

Overview
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In 1940 when Operation SEALION (invasion of the British mainland) was abandoned, Hitler ordered the building of a night defense system along 1,500 miles of coastline from Denmark to the Spanish border. He was personally involved in the planning which was based round 15 fortresses guarding vital ports. Built by the Todt Organisation using slave labor, the scale of the Atlantic Wall was unprecedented.

When the Invasion OVERLORD came the majority of the defenses were defended with great vigor and a number held out for longer than expected (Brest and St Malo). Some were by-passed and left in German hands rather than waste lives attempting to capture them.

About The Author
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Patrick Delaforce served with 11th Armoured Division during the advance through NW Europe.After a career in the wine trade he became a professional writer. Among his books in print with Pen and Sword are Churchill’s Desert Rats in North Africa, Burma, Sicily and Italy, Wellington Le Beau and Monty’s Marauders.

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