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Fortress Europe - German Coastal Defences and the Canadian Role in Liberating the Channel Ports

Type: Document

By 1942, fearing an Allied invasion in the west while embroiled in war with the Soviet Union in the east, Hitler endeavoured to create the "Atlantic Wall", or "Fortress Europe", by encrusting the Atlantic seacoast with concrete and steel defences. This article describes these German fortifications and how the First Canadian Army participated in capturing these defensive positions. Includes reading list.

Site: Canadian War Museum

Panzerturm on the Hitler Line, by war artist Charles Fraser Comfort

Type: Image

An electronic reproduction of the watercolour on paper artwork, "Panzerturm on the Hitler Line," created by Charles Fraser Comfort.

Site: Canadian War Museum