D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

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D-Day Fortifications in Normandy

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German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion beaches themselves. His most important contribution to the defenses was an extensive program of improvised beach obstructions to complicate any landing attempt. This book analyses these fortifications and describes how the Allied forces overcame them on the morning of June 6, 1944.

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Published Nov 10 2005
Format Paperback
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781841768762
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 45 b/w; 10 col
Dimensions 248 x 184 mm
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 37
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Steven J. Zaloga

Steven J. Zaloga received his BA in History from U…

Illustrator

Hugh Johnson

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