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Thursday, October 9, 2014

Leaders Of Der Atlantik Wall

The Nazi propaganda filmstrip Der Atlantik Wall makes another thematic change, now with pictures of high ranking German officials.  In the case of these two photos below, we have none other than (as far as we can tell) Fritz Todt, engineer, businessman, dedicated Nazi, and the founder of the Organization Todt, which not only built the Atlantic Wall, but also helped produce the filmstrip itself. 

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