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p; France's World War II era fortifications date back to the close of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871

p; France's World War II era fortifications date back to the close of the Franco-Prussian War in 1871. After the humiliating defeat and harsh peace terms that resulted in the loss of the province of Alsace and a large part of Lorraine, the French government and military establishment resolved to fight to restore the lost territories and national honor. He used narrow and/or rear facing courtyards to reduce the vulnerability of the exposed facade to high-angled fire and surrounded his forts with dry moats or fosses with coffres at the corners of counter scarps, covering them with infantry weapons.

Fortress Europe book. The Maginot Line and the Atlantic Wall are, perhaps, the most famous World War II-era fortification lines in Europe, but in fact, most European countries built fortified defensive lines throughout the first half of the twentieth century.

Kaufmann is the author of six books on fortifications. Kaufmann, live in San Antonio, Texas.

This is a superb study of the concrete fortifications of Second World War Europe, not only covering the large complexes of the Maginot Line and Atlantic Wall but also small Czech Bunkers. Kaufmann is the author of six books on fortifications.

The Maginot Line and the Atlantic Wall are, perhaps, the most famous World War II-era fortification lines in Europe, but in fact, most European countries built fortified defensive lines throughout the first half of the twentieth century

The Maginot Line and the Atlantic Wall are, perhaps, the most famous World War II-era fortification lines in Europe, but in fact, most European countries built fortified defensive lines throughout the first half of the twentieth century. Forts, bunkers, and defensive lines are found throughout the continent, including Central and Eastern Europe. Fortress Europe is the first and only comprehensive treatment of all of Europe's modern fortifications. Country by country, the authors describe in detail all of the fortifications built prior to and during World War II.

in World War II History (Books)

in World War II History (Books). If you have any interest in the history of fortifications, this is the book for you. The authors give a history of each coutries development of the forts, what materials went into them, what type of defenses they had and what became of them. I recommend this book for serious students of this specialty area of history.

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Fortress Europe (German: Festung Europa) was a military propaganda term used by both sides of the Second World War which referred to the areas of Continental Europe occupied by Nazi Germany.

Fortress Europe (German: Festung Europa) was a military propaganda term used by both sides of the Second World War which referred to the areas of Continental Europe occupied by Nazi Germany, as opposed to the United Kingdom across the Channel.

The fort's garrison was 300 men. The remainder of the fortress was defended by open concrete machine gun positions. The forts included subterranean magazines, a caserne, a usine (power room) and other facilities at different levels. The usine's two diesel engines provided electrical power to the fort. The air intakes were in the moat or on top of the fort.

Elsewhere in World War II many fortifications similar to these two basic types were built

Elsewhere in World War II many fortifications similar to these two basic types were built. The Italians constructed a series of new fortifications and modernized existing World War I defenses along the country’s mountainous northern and northeastern frontiers; the Finns maintained a World War I defense facing the Soviet Union, the Mannerheim Line (named after a Finnish marshal and statesman); the Soviets built the Stalin Line facing Poland; the Czechoslovaks constructed what became known as. the Little Maginot Line to oppose Germany; the Greeks built the Metaxas Line facing Bulgaria; and the.