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    DescriptionHitler's Fortresses: German Fortifications and Defences 1939-45 is a detailed guide to every level of defensive project in the Third Reich. It takes you inside Channel Islands pillboxes, Normandy coastal gun positions and emplaced tank turrets on the Gothic Line in Italy. The secretive world of Hitler's command bunkers is revealed in detail, and the principles and engineering of basic frontline defences are explained, showing how the average German soldier prepared to stand his ground. There is also a dedicated chapter on special-purpose fortifications, including U-boat pens, V-weapon sites and flak towers. This complete journey into German wartime fortifications reveals much about the strategic and tactical thinking of Hitler and his Wehrmacht, and combat accounts explore how effective the defences were in practice. The book is illustrated throughout with more than 200 artworks, maps and photographs.

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    Hitler's Fortresses
    German Fortifications and Defences, 1939-45
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Chris McNab
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 396
    Width: 196 mm
    Height: 246 mm
    Thickness: 40 mm
    Weight: 1,520 g
    ISBN 13: 9781782008286
    ISBN 10: 1782008284

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBWQ
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.4
    BIC E4L: WAR
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DFG
    BIC subject category V2: HBLW, HBJD, JWL
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Theme: CULT/WEUROP
    LC classification: D
    B&T General Subject: 520
    Ingram Subject Code: HM
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/1940
    Libri: I-HM
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    Abridged Dewey: 940
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027100
    B&T Approval Code: A44403000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020
    B&T Approval Code: A14204063
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    BIC subject category V2: 3JJH, 1DFG
    BISAC V2.8: HIS027060
    DC23: 940.540943
    DC22: 940.5409
    Thema V1.0: NHWR7, NHD
    Illustrations note
    200 MONO; 50 COL
    Osprey Publishing
    Imprint name
    Osprey Publishing
    Publication date
    18 March 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Chris McNab is an author and editor specializing in military history and military technology. To date he has published more than 40 books, including A History of the World in 100 Weapons (2011), Deadly Force (2009) and Tools of Violence (2008). He is the contributing editor of Hitler's Armies: A History of the German War Machine 1939-45 (2011) and Armies of the Napoleonic Wars (2009). Chris has also written extensively for major encyclopedia series, magazines and newspapers, and he lives in South Wales, UK.
    Review quote
    The editor has done a splendid job regarding amassing of such data and most entries have a superb narrative and outstanding imagery. Some of these defences are still in existence and the book serves to compliment them with modern or period photographs. This is a very interesting topic and this tome is bound to become "the book" on this subject. - Dr Stuart C Blank (MilitaryArchiveResearch.com, March 2014)
    Table of contents
    Introduction/ Hitler's Headquarters - The Fuhrer's Command Bunkers/ Protecting the Homeland - Germany's Border Defences/ Defence of the Periphery - The Atlantic Wall/ Mountain Barriers - German Defensive Lines in Italy/ Etched in the Earth - Field Fortifications/ Specialist Fortifications - Protecting the U-Boats and V-Weapons/ Glossary/ Further Reading/ Index