The defences of Belgium that had proved easy prey to the German siege artillery of World War I were augmented in the post-war years by a massive fortress, constructed between 1932 and 1935, along the western bank of the Albert Canal - Fort Eben Emael. The fortress was considered to be the strongest in the world on completion yet its conquest took less than 48 hours to complete after a glorious coup de main by German glider-borne assault troops. This title considers the design, development and construction of this formidable bastion as well as covering the assault and the failure of the fort to offer any meaningful obstacle to the German invaders.
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(248mm x 184mm x 5mm)
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Author Biography - Simon Dunstan
Simon Dunstan is a well-established author, filmmaker and photographer in the field of military history, with several titles already published by Osprey. He specialises in the subject of armoured warfare, about which he has been writing for two decades. His books have covered such topics as helicopter and armoured warfare in Vietnam, the Challenger main battle tank, the British Guards and armoured warfare in Korea. Simon lives and works in London. Hugh Johnson is a highly-experienced and talented freelance digital illustrator who has recently completed exceptional work on NVG 102: T-54 and T-55 Main Battle Tanks 1944-2004 for Osprey.