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Germany's West Wall : The Siegfried Line - Neil;Taylor,Chris Short

Germany's West Wall

The Siegfried Line

Paperback Published: 1st February 2004
ISBN: 9781841766782
Number Of Pages: 64

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The West Wall (or the Siegfried Line as the Allies called it) played a crucial role in the bitter fighting of 1944 and 1945 in North-West Europe. Constructed in the period immediately after the remilitarisation of the Rhineland in 1936, the Wall stretched for 300 miles from Cleve in the north to the Swiss Border and consisted of some 14,000 pillboxes. The Wall initially blunted the US attack, and Hitler used it as a foundation from which to launch the Ardennes Offensive. This title takes a detailed look at the development and form of this key fortification, examining the principles of its defence in visual depth, and discussing its fate in the wake of the Allied onslaught.

Introductionp. 4
Chronologyp. 8
Design and developmentp. 9
The principles of defencep. 21
Tour of the sites
The living sitep. 35
Operational historyp. 44
Aftermathp. 56
The site todayp. 58
Sources and bibliographyp. 61
Archival sources
Other sources
Glossaryp. 63
Indexp. 64
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ISBN: 9781841766782
ISBN-10: 184176678X
Series: Fortress, 15
Audience: BAU
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 64
Published: 1st February 2004
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.7 x 18.7  x 0.5
Weight (kg): 0.22
Edition Number: 1