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Thursday, August 21, 2014

More Camouflage And Now Construction On Der Atlantik Wall

As we continue through the Nazi propaganda filmstrip Der Atlantik Wall, images of camouflaged weapons emplacements give way to photos apparently documenting the construction of the fortifications.  The Todt Organization, which helped produce the filmstrip, was a military-industrial organization that played a dominant role in German military engineering and construction.

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