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The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the German Third Reich during World War Two. Organisation Todt, was the chief engineering group responsible for the design and construction of the Atlantic wall's major fortifications. This forum is dedicated to the Atlantic wall.

  1. Hitler's Atlantic Wall

    The Atlantic wall was an extensive system of coastal fortifications built by the German Third Reich in 1942 until 1944 during World War II to defend against an anticipated Allied invasion. Pictures and Stories regarding France's Atlantic Wall can be found in this forum.
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    Jim Latest: Run For Cover Jim, Mar 11, 2013
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  2. Azeville battery

    Located near Sainte-Mère-Eglise, the Azeville battery formed part of the German coastal defence and saw action during the battles of 6th June and following days. Pictures and Stories Relating to Azeville Goes In Here.
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    Jim Latest: Azeville Battery Jim, Apr 6, 2012
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  3. Crisbecq - St Marcouf battery

    One of the Germans largest coastal artillery batteries located on Utah Beach it has 21 blockhouses which are linked by more than 1km of trenches. Pictures and Stories Relating to This Battery Go In Here.
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  4. Longues-sur-Mer

    This German artillery battery fired on the Allied on the morning of 6th June. Its guns are still here today. Pictures and Stories Relating to This Battery Go In Here.
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    Jim Latest: The Surrender Of Longues-sur-Mer Jim, Jun 5, 2012
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  5. Merville Battery

    This battery was one of the first places to be attacked by Allied forces on D-Day; it overlooked the British invasion area of Sword Beach. Pictures and Stories Relating to the Merville Battery Goes In Here.
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  6. Pointe du Hoc

    Pointe du Hoc was located on the coast to the west of the Omaha beach landings and is best known for the assault made on it by the US 2nd Ranger Battalion under the command of Col. James Earl Rudder. Pictures and Stories Relating to Pointe du Hoc Goes In Here.
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    Cabel1960 Latest: Bombing Pointe du Hoc 1944 Cabel1960, Oct 20, 2012
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  7. Pegasus Bridge

    Pegasus Bridge was the first engagement of D-Day. The Café Gondree, beside the bridge, became the first building in Normandy to be liberated. All Pictures and Stories Relating to Pegasus Bridge Go in Here.
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    Jim Latest: Horsa Glider pilot Jim, Jul 13, 2012
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  8. St Mere Eglise

    Early morning of 6 June 1944 mixed units of the U.S. 82nd Airborne and U.S. 101st Airborne Divisions occupied the town in Operation Boston, giving it the claim to be one of the first towns liberated in the invasion. Pictures and Stories Relating to St Mere Eglise Goes In Here
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    Cabel1960 Latest: St Mere Eglise Cabel1960, Jun 28, 2014
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