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Thursday, August 7, 2014

More Camouflage On Der Atlantik Wall

The photos below from the Nazi propaganda filmstrip Der Atlantik Wall continue a theme we saw in the last posting.  The first picture shows concrete, military blockhouses being disguised as civilian buildings by painted-on windows, pitched roofs and fake gables.  The second photo shows camouflage netting over a sunken, permanent artillery position.

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