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Smashing Hitler's Atlantic Wall

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PETER C, Reviewer

Last updated on 18 Sep 2017

I Recommend This Book

Yes

A detailed and factual account of a number of key attacks on the German Atlantic fortifications, following the D-Day invasion, The author clearly understands the very complex and daunting prospect of attacking German defences-in-depth in the German held fortified ports. along the Atlantic coast
The book could have been improved by including more eye witness accounts from both the defenders and attackers perspectives. Some of the combat must have been truly horrific, but it was glossed over by using statistics and dry facts. I fully understand the immense difficulty of locating surviving veterans. even when the book was first written in 2001. I would have loved to have had one of the battles described in a more personal manner, detailing the individual events that had taken place.
From a military history reference perspective, the books ticks all the boxes.