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5.0 out of 5 stars Atlantic Wall (France) book
Very interesting for anyone with an interest in D-Day defences. Clear and some nice original, and more recent, photos. Also very useful if you are planning a visit as it provides some very useful hints on where you might like to go!
Published on 18 Nov 2009 by Robin

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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book
I would have liked more pictures/drawings
Lots of information quite a lot new to me. I found it interesting reading about places I have visited and plan to visit.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Atlantic Wall (France) book, 18 Nov 2009
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Very interesting for anyone with an interest in D-Day defences. Clear and some nice original, and more recent, photos. Also very useful if you are planning a visit as it provides some very useful hints on where you might like to go!
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3.0 out of 5 stars Enjoyed the book, 24 April 2013
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This review is from: The Atlantic Wall (1) France: 63 (Fortress) (Kindle Edition)
I would have liked more pictures/drawings
Lots of information quite a lot new to me. I found it interesting reading about places I have visited and plan to visit.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Decent and informative, 21 July 2012
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Very decent well presented book that mainly review the structures that were (and still are) present on the atlantic wall. The only minus is the small size of the book.

Being from Normandy, I was always amazed as a child to seee these structures. A significant number of bunkers are still present scattered along the coast on slightly retreated few kilometers inland.
They form part of people's life now, being integrated in the landscape. Land developers actually avoid them as much as possible as they cost a fortune to demolish (by explosives).
Seing them real makes you realise the enormous quantity of concrete that were used to build this behemoths.
Working on these for the germans, some french workers were routinely increasing the quantity of sand to make the concrete less strong and more vulnerable to bombing thus providing some form of "resistance".

To come back on the book itself,it is a bit of a shame that the fortress series is generally only 60 pages long. This is of course not the author's fault as he makes good use of the small amount of page provided but I would have liked to see more pictures of bunker under constructions, the involvment of french collbration/resistance, or even some photographs of the interior of a structure.
Due to the shortness of the book, we feel sometimes that everything is treated very superficially.

Still remains a good informative overview of the subject.
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