Hi Emmanuel, you make me, very curious about this book!Manuferey wrote: A lot of research has been done on the German coastal batteries in Normandy in the last few years. For the most recent information, I encouraged you to acquire the 2011 book “Mur de l’Atlantique – Les batteries de côte en Normandie” (“Atlantikwall – The coastal batteries in Normandy”) by Alain Chazette. The main text is in French but the captions of the pictures are translated in English. You will find detailed maps of the batteries as well as positions, pictures and details of the armament including light Flak, field guns used for close defense and sometimes long range guns for firing illuminating shells (called “Leuchtgeschuetz” by the Germans).
By way, aren't you, one of the authors? Any special discount?!
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For all bunker- and artilleriefans a great book to have in your libery . Nice to see
the differnce between his book 1944 : Le mur de l'Atlantique from Edition Heimdal
78 pages and the new book now full of great information, photo's and exellent drawings .
name of the book : Mur de l'Atlantique - Les batteries de côte de Normandie . 1939 - 1944
authors : Alain Chazette and Emmanuel Férey english translation by the pictures
contens : all batteries M.K.B. and H.K.B. from Le Havre to Granville
cover : softcover
contents pages : very fine plans of every batteries with all there bunkers and guns used
language : French and English
pages : 272
size : A 4
weight : 1.2 kg
additional infos : Also a part of all radarpost in the same area
price : 35.00 Euro
ISBN : 978-2-915767-46-9
order : http://www.histoire-fortifications.com/index.asp
This book is a photo book? (I only saw the cover. There isn't any sample pages of interior in Amazon.fr nor in the publisher website). I like read text besides photo captions and see pictures. The book have information about the all units and the equipment they had, "big and small guns"?
Any other similar recommendation about Coastal Artillery in Atlantik Wall and/or Süd Wall?
I saw these books on the same publisher website: (any comment?)
Alain Chazette et al - "ATLANTIKWALL Mythe ou Réalité. Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette & Pierre Gimenez - "Südwall les batteries côtières de Marine". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette - "L'ARMEE ALLEMANDE SUR LA COTE MEDITERRANEENNE AOK 19". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Thierry Paradis - "Le Touquet 1940-1944". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Laurent Violard & Matthieu Rivart -"Hardelot 1940-1944". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette - "Vision du Mur de l'Atlantique en Normandie". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette - "Noirmoutier sous l'occupation allemande". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette - "Le Fort de l'Eve". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
Alain Chazette - "A la découverte des fortifications de l'île de Groix". Editions Histoire et Fortifications
(My edit: deleted the repeated books)