General Overview on the Atlantic Wall (in France) and a more detailed look on how the 348th infantry division was setup to defend their coastal area. 

The Atlantic Wall or “Atlantikwall” in German was an extensive system of coastal defences and fortifications reaching from the South of...read more

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The Fort has been many things in its history. It was built in the 1850's as a military garrison, before more recently being used as social housing and as a base for island community groups.

Fort Richmond on Guernsey was built as a gun battery with high granite walls by the British to...read more

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Germany is at present committed to a strategic defensive on her Western Front, and in recent months she has had to spur herself to feverish activity to add new fortifications on that front. Despite this recent emphasis on fortifications, however, there is no factual
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 HQ Batallón) November 02, 2014

A submarine pen (U-Boot-Bunker in German) is a bunker which is designed to protect submarines from air attack. The term is generally applied to submarine bases constructed during World War II, particularly in Germany and the occupied countries which were also known as U-boat pens (after the...read more

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 Lieutenant) November 01, 2014

The Atlantic Wall (German: Atlantikwall) was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by Nazi Germany between 1942 and 1945 along the western coast of Europe and Scandinavia as a defense against an anticipated Allied invasion of the mainland continent from Great Britain.

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 HQ Batallón) October 22, 2014

This French line of defense was constructed along the country’s border with Germany during the 1930s and named after Minister of War André Maginot. It primarily extended from La Ferté to the Rhine River, though sections also stretched along the Rhine and the Italian frontier. The main...read more

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 HQ Batallón) September 13, 2014
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An overview of the 'Siegfried Line' as of the start of the war - not so much a line as a series of separated limes

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