World Battlefronts: Facing the Channel

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By day the invasion coast, from the Hook of Holland to the Breton Peninsula, hums and crackles like a great anthill with the Germans' building and rebuilding. Workmen, slave and free, throw up great strong points of concrete and steel. The spirit of the great Fritz Todt, who built the wondrously interlaced strong points in the unused Westwall, lies over the oppressed land. German gunners stand at their stations in fortress and foxhole, ready to spin the threads of their fire into the tightly woven fabric of resistance to invasion. British...

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