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Thursday, November 6, 2014

Batteries Of Der Atlantik Wall

Our tour of the Nazi propaganda filmstrip Der Atlantik Wall is starting its final leg, and after last week's scenes of U-boat pens, we now have fortified bunkers  The top bunker even was apparently even named Batterie Todt after the Organization Todt that constructed it.  There is no indication whether the artillery emplacement in the lower photo is the other side of this bunker or not.

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