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  Saving Private Ryan: Atlantic Wall
Construction on the defenses, dubbed the "Atlantic Wall," began in March of 1942 and consisted of a variety of walls, bunkers, minefields, barbed wire fences, trenches, observation posts, artillery positions, beach obstacles, and other defensive constructions.
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was appointed as commander of Army Group B in 1943, and set about to reinforce the Atlantic Wall in accordance with the German doctrine that called for the immediate and absolute defeat of any Allied landings.
German propaganda had succeeded in convincing many that the Atlantic Wall was impenetrable, but in fact it was highly vulnerable and proved as such during the Operation Overlord assault on June 6, 1944.
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  The Atlantic Wall - German coastal defences in France 1940 - 1944
This bulwark, which became famous as the "Atlantic Wall", should prevent an Allied invasion or, at least, delay it until the Germans could mobilize sufficient armored forces to defend the enemy.
The British raid on the village of Dieppe on August 19, 1942 showed very clearly that the fortifications of the Atlantic Wall were absolutely inevitable to protect against the Second Front of the Allies.
Due to their overall sea and air power the troops could break through the Atlantic Wall at four of the five landing sectors on the first day of the invasion.
www.atlantikwall.fr /en/atlantikwall/atlantikwall.htm   (639 words)

  
  Atlantic Wall
The Atlantic Wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the German Third Reich during the Second World War along the western coast of Europe (1942-44) in order to defend against an anticipated Anglo-American invasion of the continent from Great Britain.
Early in 1944, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel was assigned to improve the defenses of the Wall.
The defensive wall was never completed; consisting primarily of batteries, bunkers, and minefields, which during 1942-1944 stretched from the French-Spanish border into Norway.
www.xasa.com /wiki/en/wikipedia/a/at/atlantic_wall.html   (434 words)

  
 Hitler's Atlantic Wall - 19thhole.com Product Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
I always thought that the Atlantic Wall was a formidable obstacle but when you read this book you can only conclude that the allied armies were lucky because the best defences...
Hitler's Atlantic Wall is an excellent overview of the design, construction and defense of the German fortifications along the French coast in 1940-1944.
The Atlantic Wall was intended to reduce German military weakness in the West and thereby deter or impede an Allied invasion.
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 Spartanburg SC | GoUpstate.com | Spartanburg Herald-Journal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
The Atlantic Wall (German: Atlantikwall) was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the German Third Reich in 1942 until 1944 during World War II along the western coast of Europe in order to defend against an anticipated Anglo-American led Allied invasion of the continent from Great Britain.
The defensive wall was never completed; consisting primarily of batteries, bunkers, and minefields, which during 1942-1944 stretched from the French-Spanish border into Norway (Festung Norwegen).
Hitler had decreed that 10% of the steel and concrete used in the Atlantic Wall go to the Channel Islands, because of the propaganda value of controlling British territory.
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 The Atlantic Wall Linear Museum © 2005
Nevertheless, we should have in mind that for instance the guns along the Atlantic Wall do have a past as utensils for the greedy strife for power of the Reich, and that lots of prisoners of war have lost their lives during the building process.
Assisted by the spoken word, also the Atlantic Wall represents a mighty source to recognition of the destructive powers involved, and should in my opinion be a suitable part of imparting strategies where survivors tell their stories within the framework of the monuments.
In the brief description of the Atlantic Wall project, I noticed for instance that these objects are appreciated for «their ability […] to define a new aesthetic canon for modernity», which I honestly think would surprise their creators.
www.atlanticwall.polimi.it /museum/project/project_nissen1.php   (1608 words)

  
 Atlantic Wall Museum '39-45, Cap Gris Nez
It was part of Hitler's formidable line of defences round the north French coast - the "Atlantic Wall".
The defences were built by slave labour - Jews as well as French political prisoners - organised by the Todt Organisation.
Allied Commander U.S.General Eisenhower decided to send the advance of Allied troops straight towards Germany than tackle the heavily fortified Atlantic Wall.
www.theotherside.co.uk /tm-heritage/visit/visit-2caps-atlantic-wall.htm   (283 words)

  
 The Atlantic wall
This gigantic project, entrusted to the Todt Organization, was begun in 1942 but had still not been completed by 1944, despite the efforts of Field-Marshal Rommel, who had been made responsible for the entire sector between the Netherlands and the Loire at the end of 1943.
This required the labour of 450,000 workers (both voluntary and impressed) and the use of 11 million tonnes of concrete and 1 million tonnes of steel for the reinforcing rods.
It could basically be said to be composed of four types of structure: the fortresses, the coastal batteries, the close beach defences and the obstacles erected either on the beaches themselves or inland.
www.normandiememoire.com /NM60Anglais/2_histoire/histo1_gb.htm   (269 words)

  
 atlantic Electric Panel Heaters   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
Simply fix the wall bracket to the wall with four screws then clip the heater on to the bracket and plug in to a power point.
Atlantic wall panel heaters produce comfortable warmth quickly and efficiently.
Atlantic Tatou Radiant heaters have set a new benchmark for design and performance providing superior comfort levels at an affordable price.
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 A handful of dust | | Guardian Unlimited Arts
The Atlantic wall was only part of a huge system of German fortifications that included the Siegfried line, submarine pens and huge flak towers that threatened the surrounding land like lines of Teutonic knights.
Almost all had survived the war and seemed to be waiting for the next one, left behind by a race of warrior scientists obsessed with geometry and death.
Its slow death can be seen, not only in the Siegfried line and the Atlantic wall, but in the styling of Mercedes cars, at once paranoid and aggressive, like medieval German armour.
arts.guardian.co.uk /modernism/story/0,,1735026,00.html   (1501 words)

  
 Atlantic Wall
The beginning of D-Day, the well known Allied invasion of Europe that spelled the end of Hitler's Thousand Year Reich: that's the beginning of Decision Game's new edition of the SPI classic Second World War simulation, Atlantic Wall.
Never in the history of warfare had an operation so grand in scope and so daring in concept been attempted.
Atlantic Wall simulates Second World War combat with all its complexities on every level, from the quasi-tactical to the operational and strategic.
www.decisiongames.com /html/atlantic_wall.html   (954 words)

  
 Middle Atlantic Cable Management Equipment - TWAcomm.com, Inc.
Wall mount/rackmount "D-Ring" mounts to both rackrail and wall.
Middle Atlantic Horizontal 90 Degree Tee Splice Hardware
Middle Atlantic's HPM series providees simple and straightforward wall mounting of rackmount components and can also be rackmounted to ay 19" open frame rack....
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 Arts Desire st saviour's atlantic wall   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
St Saviour's School continues to enhance its playground space with a magnificent panorama depicting the living North Atlantic Ocean, from the lush warm tropics, past Bermuda and Newfoundland to the cold icecaps.
Thus the wall has relief elements as well as straightforward trompe l'oeil.
The scene describes a journey, depicting the different animals, people, landscapes and seascapes that one would encounter when travelling from the Caribbean islands north across the Atlantic Ocean to Greenland.
homepage.ntlworld.com /a.buddell/schools/stsav-atlantic.html   (181 words)

  
 The Atlantic Philanthropies
The Atlantic Philanthropies is an organization dedicated to bringing about lasting changes in the lives of disadvantaged and vulnerable people.
Ensure older adults are viewed and treated with dignity and respect, and empowered to shape their own destinies.
Click here to read an April 2007 Wall Street Journal article on the decision some foundations have made to spend down their endowments.
www.atlanticphilanthropies.org   (274 words)

  
 Middle Atlantic Wall Mount Patch Cable Hanger from zZounds.com
Middle Atlantic Products, Inc. is a unique sheet metal fabrication company that employs advanced, highly specialized technology to produce innovative equipment mounting solutions for the broadcast, communications, data, residential, pro audio, and video markets.
Complementing this formidable array of sophisticated machinery is a state-of-the-art powder coat finish line, as well as a variety of automated support equipment including CNC spot welders and proprietary rack-rail processing centers.
Guiding all of Middle Atlantic's efforts is an underlying customer-first philosophy that places special emphasis on quality, service, and meeting the everyday working needs of end-users.
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 A Sea Wall in Surrey? - D-Day preparations on Hankley Common
To one end of the wall were several types of tank traps, including "dragons‘ teeth", lengths of railway track set in concrete and wire entanglements.
The tank was driven towards the wall and, on arrival, the framework was lowered to the ground against the obstruction.
The thickness of the wall varies from 3 metres down to 0.7 metres and a two metre deep ditch lies on the downslope side.
www.shepheard.plus.com /atlanticwall/index.html   (867 words)

  
 The Atlantic Wall Linear Museum © 2005
The territorial vastness of the Atlantic Coast is presented with a collage of 'blown up' re-assembled ‘batteries and fortress engineers maps’ printed onto a 12 by 3 meters floor carpet.
The sequence of the 6 countries united by the wall is presented through the sequence of the 9 boxes and of the 96 study cases printed on 96 panels.
Made of etalbond, a very light, stiff and printable aluminium composite material, the panels (or drawers) are folded in their end parts which work as 'handles' and show the color and the code assigned to the specific study case contained.
www.atlanticwall.polimi.it /museum/project/project_bini3.php   (754 words)

  
 Amazon.com: "West Wall": Key Phrase page   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-06)
WEST WALL when he first heard of the Fhrer's secret plan to build a line of his own: 'France has her line...
He ordered the retreating German armies to hold in front of the frontier defensive system known as the West Wall at all costs until that line could be properly prepared.
The division breached West Wall fortifications between Roetgen and Rott with CCB on 13...
www.amazon.com /phrase/West-Wall   (696 words)

  
 atlantic wall and normandy campaign - Books, journals, articles @ The Questia Online Library
On the wall of the folkish cave it retains a refracted light and life of its own.
...building of the Atlantic Wall, an impregnable...stretch of the Normandy coastline for the...elaborate deception campaign was mounted to...attack might come in Normandy, decided an invasion...eastern flank of Normandy, establishing a...
a.d., Hadrians Wall was constructed as a...1066 by William, duke of Normandy (William I of England...Britain joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization...participation in the campaign, and British forces joined...
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 Military History Online - D-Day June 6, 1944
The "Atlantic Wall" really began in Spring of 1942 and involved the construction of minefields, concrete walls, concrete bunkers, barbed wire fences, and fortified artillery emplacements.
At this earlier point in the war, the "Atlantic Wall" was woefully inadequate.
In 1943, Hitler appointed Field Marshal Erwin Rommel to command Army Group B and with it, the responsibility for the defense of Normandy.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/dday/prelude.aspx   (1262 words)

  
 Secrets Of Surrey Atlantic Wall Revealed At Pub Exhibition - 24 Hour Museum - official guide to UK museums, galleries, ...
A hundred metres long, five metres high and five metres thick, the reinforced concrete wall was constructed during the second world war so that British troops could test weapons designed to penetrate Hitler’s Atlantic Wall in the run up to D-Day.
It is one of the many facts he and his five-man team at the Hankley Common Atlantic Wall Trust uncovered in the course of their research most of which was done at the Public Records Office.
To see some pictures of the wall and to learn more about its history, visit the site of one of the trust’s members and manager of the Rural Life Centre in Tilford, Chris Shepherd, by clicking here and follow the prompts to The Atlantic Wall.
www.24hourmuseum.org.uk /nwh_gfx_en/ART22136.html   (989 words)

  
 AbeBooks: Suchergebnisse - Patrick Delaforce und Smashing The Atlantic Wall
Smashing the Atlantic Wall: The Destruction of Hitler's Coastal Fortresses (ISBN: 1844153711)
Smashing the Atlantic Wall: The Destruction of Hitlers Coastal Fortresses (ISBN: 1844152561)
Smashing the Atlantic Wall: The Destruction of Hitler's Coastal Fortresses (ISBN: 0304361631)
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 The Atlantic Wall
Much of the Atlantic Wall remains today along the shores of France as it did in the war.
To build this "wall," the Germans employed Fritz Todt, the engineer who had designed the West Wall along the France-German border, and thousands of impressed labourers to construct permanent fortifications along the Belgian and French coasts facing the English Channel.
In likely landing spots for gliders and parachutists, the Germans emplaced slanted poles, which the troops called Rommelspargel ("Rommel's asparagus"), and low-lying river and estuarine areas were permanently flooded.
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 Atlantic Wall | German Coastal Defense System | Series of German Coastal Fortifications | World War II | Questia.com ...
Hitler Slept Late: And Other Blunders That Cost Him the War (Discussion of the Atlantic Wall begins on p.
atlantic wall and world war two european theater
atlantic wall and world war ii european theater
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 Books : Hitler's Atlantic Wall
This book provides many fascinating technical details about power supply, design, construction, etc. I found it rather interesting that the designs originated in Berlin and that there was a goal to make...
A number of books have been written on the topic of the Atlantic Wall and many simply provide the standard lists of bunker types and weapons with little else to fill in the gaps.
In addition to the background information, the author has given a good description of the methods used for creating concrete for fortifications and the process on how the actual structures were constructed...
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 MilitaryHistoryOnline.com - Along the Atlantic Wall: Rommel's Last Battle
The Desert Fox, soon after beginning his tour, began to see past the façade of the Atlantic Wall, and recognized the need for sweeping changes.
The idea of constructing defenses adequate to protect some 2500 miles of Atlantic and Mediterranean coast was unrealistic; Germany simply lacked the manpower to achieve this monumental feat.
Throughout all Hitler’s Directives and orders given to Rommel and those in the West, it is interesting to note that never once did the Fuhrer actually see his Atlantic Wall for himself; he had not, in fact, been to France since 1940.
www.militaryhistoryonline.com /wwii/atlanticwall/truth.aspx   (2192 words)

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