After the victory in the West over France in 1940 and the preventive strike in 1941 against Stalin's Red Army, the majority of the German military might was committed to a tough struggle in Russia. In order to counter the danger of an allied invasion in the West, the German organization "Todt" began the construction of a mighty seafront which ran all the way from the Spanish border up to the coasts of Norway. For the protection of the empire, deep-staged defenses emerged over the years, with the building of huge bunkers and fortification works to cover wide coastal areas.
These fortifications provided a safe haven for heavy artillery, radio gauges for detecting enemy bomber formations, submarine bunkers, flak positions, and more. In this sensational book, never before-published color photographs taken by Hitler's personal photographer Walter Frentz, are presented in crisp quality. The photographs were taken all along the coasts of France, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Norway, and present present not only all the details of the Atlantikwall defensive position in Europe, but also insights into the everyday life of the simple soldier at his watch along the Atlantic Wall.