Fortifications of the Channel Islands 1941-45
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Fortifications of the Channel Islands 1941-45 by Charles Stephenson
Book DescriptionDuring World War II, the Germans occupied the undefended Channel Islands from the end of June 1940 until the end of the war, creating a series of defensive positions that was considered the strongest stretch of the Atlantic Wall. The Channel Islands fortifications can be seen as the pinnacle of German engineering during the war. This book describes the design, construction and manning of these defensive positions, as well as the occupation of the Channel Islands by the Germans. It also explores the living conditions on the islands, the only part of Great Britain to be occupied by the Nazis, through to the liberation of the Islands by the Allies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781841769219
(248mm x 184mm x 7mm)
Imprint: Osprey Publishing
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 8-Feb-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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Author Biography - Charles Stephenson
Charles Stephenson has been bracketed amongst 'the world's leading maritime historians' (Edward M. Furgol, The Navy Museum, Washington DC, writing in the International Journal of Maritime History, Volume XV, Number 1 (June 2003)). This is his third book for Osprey and second in the Fortress series. He has recently completed a book on 19th-century chemical warfare: 'The Secret War Plans of Lord Dundonald: Conceiving Weapons of Mass Destruction 1811-1914'. Originally from North Wales he is now based in Cheshire, UK.
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