Tank Turret Fortifications

Tank Turret Fortifications

The book also details the decline of the idea as countries reassessed the threats they faced and slowly dismantled all their fixed fortifications.

Author: Neil Short

Publisher: Crowood

ISBN: 9781847973672

Category: History

Page: 224

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Tank Turret Fortifications traces the origins of the idea from the development of the first armoured turrets in the nineteenth century through to the present day. On the way it covers the inter-war period when the first turrets were used in this way, the Second World War, when tank turrets were used on every front in the European Theatre of Operations, and the post-war period, when tank turrets were used even more widely. The book also details the decline of the idea as countries reassessed the threats they faced and slowly dismantled all their fixed fortifications. Widely used during World War Two and since, tank turret fortifications deserve a history, and Neil Short has spent several years writing this, the first proper study.
Categories: History

A Guide to German Fortifications on Guernsey

A Guide to German Fortifications on Guernsey

7cm Pak36 ( t ) overlooking the centre of the harbour . This was supported by two
2cm Flak guns , a MG in a tank turret , a 5cm mortar , a flamethrower and
machine guns . All that remains today is a reinforced field order personnel shelter
at the ...

Author: Ernie Gavey

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073203056

Category: Channel Islands

Page: 87

View: 935

Categories: Channel Islands

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

These usually used turrets from captured French tanks and the two most common
types in Normandy were the World War I Renault FT tank turrets and the later
APX-R turret as seen here.The APX-R turret was developed by the Atelier de ...

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849080361

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 328

German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion beaches themselves. His most important contribution to the defenses was an extensive program of improvised beach obstructions to complicate any landing attempt. This book analyses these fortifications and describes how the Allied forces overcame them on the morning of June 6, 1944.
Categories: History

Fortifications and defense of the state

Fortifications and defense of the state

Ouvrage Chenois to comprise one 75 mm turret , one casemate for three 75 mm
guns , one turret for either 75 mm guns or 81 ... Between these forts were to be a
series of infantry casemates providing flanking anti tank gun fire and frontal and ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073203577

Category: Fortification

Page: 224

View: 737

Categories: Fortification

Maginot Line Gun Turrets

Maginot Line Gun Turrets

The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history.

Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472820297

Category: History

Page: 48

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The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history. Built in the aftermath of World War I, and stretching along the French eastern border from Belgium to Switzerland, it was designed to prevent German troops from ever setting foot on French soil again. Its primary defensive weapons were the gun turrets. Beginning development in the 1870s and improving on German designs, they were constructed out of steel wedges and could revolve and disappear from sight after firing, making them impervious to enemy bombardment. They were deadly accurate and created havoc on the German units that attacked the line during their invasion of France in 1940. This fully illustrated study will examine the technical details of the French artillery turrets. It will show the evolution of the design of the guns and turrets used in the French forts before and during World War I, then those built exclusively for the Maginot Line to give a comprehensive overview of the weapons designed to protect France from invasion.
Categories: History

Maginot Imitations

Maginot Imitations

The first book in English to consider these fortifications in detail, this book describes the major fortified lines built during the 1930s in Germany and neighboring nations in response to France's construction of the Maginot Line.

Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

ISBN: UOM:39015040548938

Category: History

Page: 154

View: 235

The first book in English to consider these fortifications in detail, this book describes the major fortified lines built during the 1930s in Germany and neighboring nations in response to France's construction of the Maginot Line. Using drawings and descriptions, the authors assess the military necessity and usefulness--or lack thereof--of these popular fortifications. Many designers attempted to copy some of the better-known features of the Maginot Line, but often the defenses consisted more of propaganda than of concrete and steel. Nonetheless, when Germany stood poised to attack, the fate of Europe hung on these fortified lines.
Categories: History

The Sound of War

The Sound of War

... found themselves in the open within point - blank range of the Panther tank
turrets that were part of the fortifications of ... According to the official history ,
three Sherman tanks were quickly knocked out , and the infantry suffered heavily
from ...

Author: Peter Stursberg

Publisher:

ISBN: 0802077498

Category: War correspondents

Page: 313

View: 344

Fifty years ago, on 10 July 1943, Canadian troops landed in Sicily. It was the first full-scale action of the Second World War involving Canadians (apart from Dieppe), and Peter Stursberg covered the action as a CBC war correspondent. He went on to cover the Italian campaign, the invasion of southern France, the liberation of the Netherlands, and the entry of the Allies into Berlin. The Sound of War is a highly personal account from a journalist who was on the front lines, observing the men in battle. It is an insider's account of what war was like on a day-to-day basis, in London, Algiers, Sicily, Italy, and northwestern Europe. Stursberg, whose voice from the war became well known in Canada, also participated in another historic event. The establishment and organization of the CBC's overseas news reporting during the war formed the basis for the creation of a national news service. Radio, with its immediacy and impact, became a significant medium for the carrying of war information to the home front; its more dramatic coverage challenged that of the print news. Stursberg explains how the CBC's approach to broadcasting from the front outdid that of its rivals in radio, the BBC and the American networks.
Categories: War correspondents

The Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815 1945 The Neutral States

The Forts and Fortifications of Europe 1815  1945  The Neutral States

In the neutral states situated between France and Germany - The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland - the need for extensive fixed defences was particularly urgent, and this is the subject of this highly illustrated new study.

Author: H.W. Kaufmann

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473841062

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 433

After the Napoleonic Wars the borders of Europe were redrawn and relative peace endured across the region, but the volatile politics of the late nineteenth century generated an atmosphere of fear and distrust, and it gave rise to a new era of fortress building. In the neutral states situated between France and Germany - The Netherlands, Belgium and Switzerland - the need for extensive fixed defences was particularly urgent, and this is the subject of this highly illustrated new study. The strategic thinking that gave rise to these defensive schemes is described in detail, as is the planning, design and construction of the lines themselves. Their operational history in wartime, in particular during the Second World War, is a key element of this expert account.
Categories: History

The Encyclopedia Americana

The Encyclopedia Americana

However , turrets are quite expensive , and use may be made of either armored
or concrete casemates . ... post Borracks Storage & Kitchen Magazine Hospital A
- Tank obstacle , steel rails 1- Observation turret . anchored in ... From about 1870
to 1890 no seacoast fortifications were constructed in the United States . By the ...

Author: Alexander Hopkins McDannald

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3067157

Category: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Page:

View: 212

Categories: Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities

Italian Cadastre of Artificial Cavities

Tank turrets , their primary armament removed , were used for automatic
weapons . Today , almost all the works are in disuse . In Tunisia , numerous
fortifications bear witness to the French occupation of Bizerte . Military
installations can be ...

Author: Roberto Basilico

Publisher: British Archaeological Reports Limited

ISBN: STANFORD:36105123176823

Category: History

Page: 317

View: 629

This is the first volume in a new series of Hypogean Archaeology aiming to promote the archaeological, architectonical, speleological and historical investigation of artificial cavities. This volume covers the first 55 index cards relating to the underground works registered in the Italian regions of Lombardy, Piedmont and Tusacany. Intended as an initial contribution to the classification and knowledge of artifical cavities, the cadastre includes a "Classification of artificial cavities by typology", essential for an understanding of the vast range of underground cavities.
Categories: History

The Maginot Line

The Maginot Line

"The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history.

Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 9781848840683

Category: History

Page: 308

View: 788

"The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history. It stretched from Belgium to Switzerland, and from Switzerland to the Mediterranean, and it represented the most advanced and ambitious system of static defenses of its time. Much of this historic line -- with its fortresses, artillery positions, barbed-wire networks, casemates, concrete bunkers -- has survived and can be visited today ... The strategic thinking that gave rise to this enormous feat of military engineering is described, as is the planning, design, and construction of the line -- and its operational history. Each of the key sites is described in detail, and visitor information and plans are provided"--Jacket.
Categories: History

Berlin 1945

Berlin 1945

... of concealed trenches and machine - gun nests in the Forward Combat Zone ,
and they were supported by a number of fortified points , including the Frankfurt '
Fortress - City ' , which sported a number of tank turrets in its fortifications .

Author: Karl Franklin Bahm

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015043703407

Category: Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945

Page: 176

View: 682

After the years of fighting with no quarter given by either Germans or Russians, it was inevitable that the victors would show no mercy to the vanquished at the end. Even so the savagery of the Russian Armies as they closed on Berlin reached new levels of barbaric behaviour and devastation. Through vivid text and unique photographs we witness the ferocity of the final days of the Nazis and the suffering that befell the population of Berlin.
Categories: Berlin, Battle of, Berlin, Germany, 1945

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

D Day Fortifications in Normandy

This book analyses these fortifications and describes how the Allied forces overcame them on the morning of June 6, 1944.

Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472803825

Category: History

Page: 64

View: 841

German defenses along the Normandy beaches were part of the larger Atlantic Wall fortifications designed to defend Fortress Europe. When Field Marshal Erwin Rommel took command of the invasion front in late 1943, he began a program to enhance fortifications along the Normandy coast as he believed that any Allied assault had to be stopped on the invasion beaches themselves. His most important contribution to the defenses was an extensive program of improvised beach obstructions to complicate any landing attempt. This book analyses these fortifications and describes how the Allied forces overcame them on the morning of June 6, 1944.
Categories: History

Hitler s Fortresses

Hitler   s Fortresses

Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs, cutaway diagrams, artworks and maps, this edition shows exactly how key types of defensive positions looked and functioned, and provides an authoritative record of the Third Reich's ...

Author: Chris McNab

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781782009528

Category: History

Page: 396

View: 999

Hitler's 'West Wall' was one of the greatest engineering projects of the 1930s. Stretching more than 390 miles and containing some 14,000 pillboxes it was a significant statement of intent. But it was only as World War II progressed that Germany's defensive requirements expanded beyond all previous expectations. Along the Atlantic coastline Germany poured millions of tonnes of concrete into chain batteries, bunkers and minefields, whilst defensive works were sunk into the mountainous terrain of Italy in an attempt to halt the advancing Allies. As well as these large-scale defensive works, Hitler's Fortresses delves into the principles and engineering of basic frontline defences, showing how the average German soldiers prepared their fox-holes and field fortifications, as well as exploring special purpose fortifications like the huge U-boat pens, V-weapon sites and Hitler's own personal constructions, from his sprawling headquarters to his mountain-top lair. This exhaustive study of German wartime fortifications reveals much about the strategic and tactical thinking of the German High Command, and combat accounts explore how effective the defences were in practice. Illustrated throughout with contemporary photographs, cutaway diagrams, artworks and maps, this edition shows exactly how key types of defensive positions looked and functioned, and provides an authoritative record of the Third Reich's defensive mindset.
Categories: History

Tank Warfare

Tank Warfare

the Soviets divided tanks into several categories with very specific tasks . There
were ... The T - 26 ( A4 and A5 ) was produced with two turrets . In 1937 ...
HEAVY TANKS A tank force had to have heavy tanks to destroy heavy
fortifications .

Author: Christer Jorgensen

Publisher: Spellmount, Limited Publishers

ISBN: STANFORD:36105111817800

Category: Tank warfare

Page: 176

View: 789

This military history provides the reader with a guide to tank warfare, including the development of tank tactics and strategy. Also included are details of great tank battles such as Cambrai, Kursk, Chinese Farm and the Gulf War.
Categories: Tank warfare

The Atlantic Wall

The Atlantic Wall

As a guide to some of the most impressive relics of the Second World War, this book is essential reading for travelers or anyone interested in the liberation of occupied Europe.

Author: A. Jankovic-Potocnik

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781783378388

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 604

Hitler's Atlantic Wall, the complex system of coastal fortifications that stretched from Norway to the Spanish border during the Second World War, was built to defend occupied Europe from Allied invasion. Many of its principal structures survive and can be visited today, and this book is an authoritative guide to them. The wall, which was constructed on a massive scale between 1942 and 1944 by German engineers, forced laborers and troops, consisted of strong points, artillery casemates, bunkers, troop shelters, minefields, anti-tank and anti-boat obstacles. It also included the concrete U-boat and E-boat pens in the key ports and, behind the Channel coast, the V-weapon sites. This huge scheme of fortifications was one of the longest defensive lines in military history.This history and guide takes the reader—and visitor—through the entire story of the fortifications from the fall of France to the Allied breakthrough and the defeat of the German armies in Normandy. This narrative puts the extensive remains that can be seen today in a fascinating historical context. As a guide to some of the most impressive relics of the Second World War, this book will be essential reading and reference for any one who is interested in the history of fortifications, D-Day and the liberation of occupied Europe.
Categories: History

The Fortifications of Alderney

The Fortifications of Alderney

The Tobruk pit originated as a small , well protected reinforced concrete position
mounting a tank turret at ground level during the North African campaign . These
were frequently attached to bunkers or used as independent units in field ...

Author: Colin Partridge

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105073221348

Category: Alderney (Channel Islands)

Page: 128

View: 993

Categories: Alderney (Channel Islands)