Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by DaSk » 16 Dec 2018 12:06

Hello!

Two new maps concerning fortifications have been published.
First concerns modern fortifications in Poland (a some kind of overview) from fortified residential sits, XIX century Prussian, Russian and Austro-Hungarian fortresses, I ww fortified lines, Polish interwar fortifications till German and Russian fortifications of II ww. On the back side of map there are very short notes concerning all depicted sites (in Polish language). Map has got 1:1.000.000 scale.

It could be buy in link below. Price 12,00 zl + cost of shipment.

http://www.globeo.pl/produkt/334/mapy-i ... -1-000-000

Second map depicts fortress Wrocłw (Breslau) from bastion time, XIX and XX century bunkers, shelters and infantry strong points, II ww air-raid shelters, AA batteries positions, and field fortifications build in 1944 /45 by Germans a Russians. On map there are depicted barraks, depots, shooting ranges and other military facilities. Map has got 1:20.000 scale.

It could be buy in link below. Price 12,00 zl + cost of shipment.

http://www.globeo.pl/produkt/7616/mapy- ... kacji-1-20
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Chazette » 09 Jun 2019 17:05

New book available
Clef de la Bunkerarcheologie n° 17
This number have more pages : 72
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order :
http://www.histoire-fortifications.com/index.asp
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by CNOCK » 24 Dec 2019 16:25

Atlantikwall in Knokke-Heist (Belgium), large format, 290 pages
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by CNOCK » 24 Dec 2019 16:32

Book about different types of V1 firing installations in Northern France, and their buildings
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Chazette » 26 May 2020 22:13

Hello
New book Les Clefs de la Bunkerarchéologie N° 18
this have 96 page in COLOR + 4 cover (normal number = 64 pages blak and white)
More new subject
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http://www.histoire-fortifications.com/index.asp
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by MLW » 04 Aug 2020 14:25

I am pleased to announce that our newest book, co-authored by me and Martin Rupp, is finally available for purchase. The book, World War II German Super-Heavy Siege Guns describes the design, development, and employment of the very large-calibre siege guns built by arms manufacturers Krupp and Rheinmetall, as well as the Czech-made Skoda pieces put into service by German Army. The book discusses artillery pieces that were 28cm or larger and used to destroy fortified targets: the 80cm Railway Gun Gustav-Gerät, the 60cm and 54cm self-propelled Karl-Gerät, the 35.5cm Haubitze M1, the World War I-era 28cm Haubitze L/12 and 28cm Küstenhaubitze L/12 pieces, and of course the 42cm Gamma-Gerät. Skoda guns covered in the book are the World War I-era 42cm howitzer and 30.5cm mortars. There is also lots of unit information in the book. The book’s artwork is based on the computer-generated models of Greg Heuer, my co-author for Railway Guns of World War I. A talented 3D computer modeler, Greg’s work served as the basis of the illustrations made for the World War I railway gun book, and Greg again kindly let us use his superbly detailed computer models for this new book. Particularly impressive are Greg’s models of the pre-production prototypes of the 60cm Karl-Gerät and the two views of the 80cm Gustav-Gerät being assembled.

Regards, Marc
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by searay » 19 Sep 2020 17:58

For anyone interested in coastal artillery on the Baltic, there is an excellent new Polish book on "Coastal Artillery on the Polish Shores: Compendium and Guide" by Jacek Jarosz (text is entirely Polish). Since Poland absorbed East Prussia and a chunk of the German Baltic coast in 1945, much of the coverage deals with German batteries from the 20th Century. It covers Polish coastal artillery in the Gdynia-Hel region to 1939, then covers post-war Polish defenses including guns, anti-ship missile sites and SAM sites. The primary focus of the book is to serve as a guide to surviving structures. There is a short survey at the beginning about the various weapons used. The book is very heavily illustrated with color photos of surviving sites. I got my copy from Fortress Books in the Netherlands.
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Chazette » 15 Oct 2020 22:30

http://www.histoire-fortifications.com/index.asp

Hello
New book Les Clefs de la Bunkerarchéologie N° 19
this have 64 page in COLOR + 4 cover (normal number is blak and white)
More new subject
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AC
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by schwarzermai » 23 Jan 2021 20:12

Artillery supplementary units of the army and special units of the pioneers and infantry
Published in January 2021 - is available as a test print in small print runs
Additional artillery units:
V.0. units / Artillery force train squadrons
Reconnaissance artillery: various
Lighting and spotlighting troops
Other weapons:
Pioneer Special Forces: Pioneer Powered Train Squadrons, Pioneer Draught Squadrons for
position building, Lighting and Searchlight Squadrons of the Pioneer Force, Units of the
Pioneer Force with "Typhoon" and "Goliath
Special units of the infantry: launcher batteries for infantry divisions or ex-divisional
artillery, infantry sound detection units
• A 4 – Format, Hardcover
• 428 pages
• 135 gr./m² - art-printing-paper

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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Valtoro » 27 Jan 2021 17:52

Batterie Vara 1941-1945 – Kanonene på Møvik

A new book on MKB 6./502 "Vara". The book cover the construction and the war years of the 38 cm battery outside Kristiansand in southern Norway.

Along the 305 pages in the book the reader will find several new photos and maps, the book is in norwegian language. You can order the book through Vest-Agder Museet for 450 NOK (excl. shipping)

Detailed information (in norwegian): https://www.vestagdermuseet.no/batterievara/
For ordering the book: https://www.vestagdermuseet.no/nettbuti ... -pa-movik/
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Chazette » 11 Jun 2021 16:47

NEW BOOK AValaible
50 copy only, 1000 plans pictures, 208 pages A4 all color, hard cover
Price : 68 euros + postage (France 8 euros, UE 13 euros)
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payment buy paypal only to : chazettea@aol.com

Nantes 1940 – 1944 sous l’occupation allemande
Base arrière du mur de l’Atlantique

Alain Chazette - Bernard Paich - Angel Lourdais-Clenet

Chapter
Au temps de l’occupation
Dans les rues de Nantes
La Feldkommandantur 518 de Nantes
La culture sous l’occupation
Les bordels à Nantes
L’art graphique allemand
Musée départemental Thomas-Dobrée
Les dépôts de carburant
L’Admiral Atlantikküste s’installe au lycée Clemenceau
24ème groupe de transport automobile de la marine - rue Lamoricière
3. Funkmessabteilung - gare d’Orléans
Les armes de barrage à Nantes
Hafenkommandant Nantes
Le port de Nantes
Les abris de protection pour le personnel des chantiers
Les flottilles allemandes à Nantes
La 4 Torpedoboot-Flottille à Nantes
Les bombardements des 16 et 23 septembre 1943
L’après bombardement
Les autres bombardements
La destruction des quais du port de Nantes
La défense antiaérienne (Flak)
Le château des Ducs
Autres abris allemands à Nantes
Les abris dans les gares de Nantes
Défense passive et défenses complémentaires
Les abris sous roc
Les fossés antichar
L’aérodrome de château-Bougon
Les stations TSF de la Kriegsmarine Basse Lande – Séverac
La station de transmission de Grandchamps des Fontaines
Libération de Nantes
Abris allemands, abris français, les divisions allemandes, la Kommandantur, les différents services allemands à Nantes, les dépôts de carburant, les fresques, la Kriegsmarine à Nantes, ses différents état-major et ses flottilles, les bombardements, la défense passive et ses abris, les batteries de Flak, les défenses allemandes en 1944, l’aérodrome de château-Bougon avec ses défense et ses escadrilles, les stations de transmission de la Kriegsmarine et de la Luftwaffe dans la région Nantaise, sont les principaux thèmes abordés dans ce livre de 208 pages unique en son genre.
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Dorsch » 09 Aug 2021 14:36

German Radar in the Netherlands 1940-1945
Verbeek, John & Neisingh, Kees
English, Hardcover (2021)

MASSIVE reference on German radar in the Netherlands in World War Two. Not only does this book describe the technical aspects of German radar in its different types, but it also describes radar stations, bunkers, etc. All that was ever built and what's left - ALL you wanted to know about German radar in the Netherlands - and more!

Caution: More than 50% oif the limited edition (100) sold.
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Re: Recommended reading on the fortifications & artillery

Post by Dorsch » 10 Aug 2021 17:47

German radar in the Netherlands 1940-1945

During the Second World War, the German Wehrmacht conquered Norway, Denmark, the Low Countries and France in the first half of 1940. The Luftwaffe obtained forward airbases in newly occupied territories. During the Battle of Britain , the Royal Air Force, aided by British Chain Home radar, denied the opponents air superiority. Hitler then cancelled the invasion of Great Britain. Using new and secret radar guidance techniques, German bombers took off from occupied Europe to their targets in England.
The Royal Air Force and at a later stage the US Army Air Force, counteracted by carrying out night bombing missions against targets in Germany. The Luftwaffe introduced radar for aircraft reporting, directing searchlights and anti-aircraft artillery and for controlling night fighters.
The Kriegsmarine operated from naval bases in Holland and installed radar installations on the coast for sea surveillance and fire-control of coastal batteries and anti-aircraft artillery.
Allied intelligence, using decoded ULTRA-messages (Most Secret Source), manned by scientists like Dr R.V. Jones, discovered the new secret German radar techniques and succeeded in developing electronic countermeasures. In competition between the German and Allied air forces, new measures, countermeasures, and counter-countermeasures were constantly being developed till the last days of the war. The Wehrmacht used almost all German state-of-the art radar technology in the Netherlands.
This study is mainly based on German documents from the Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine. The other main source covers the German fortifications, built in the Netherlands, that were registered by the Dutch engineers shortly after World War II. Wartime Allied intelligence- and resistance reports provided additional information. This publication was previously published in Dutch (2020).

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