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The Channel Islands 1941-45 : Hitler's impregnable fortress

Author: Charles Stephenson; Chris Taylor
Publisher: Oxford : Osprey, 2006.
Series: Fortress, 41.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Following the Fall of France and the surrender of Paris on 14 June 1940, the British Government announced that the Channel Islands had no strategic importance and would not be defended. The Germans occupied the islands from the end of June onwards and remained in control until the end of the war. On 10 October 1941 Hitler announced his intention to 'convert them into an impregnable fortress', and the islands formed  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Charles Stephenson; Chris Taylor
ISBN: 1841769215 9781841769219
OCLC Number: 62265679
Description: 64 pages : illustrations (some color), color maps ; 25 cm.
Series Title: Fortress, 41.
Responsibility: Charles Stephenson ; illustrated by Chris Taylor.


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  Read more...


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