Secrets Of Nazi U-Boat Bases

Secrets Of Nazi U-Boat Bases

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The military dominance of the Atlantic was a defining strategic issue of WWII. Since the invasion of France by the Nazi armies in June 1940, five French ports - Brest, Lorient, Saint-Nazaire, La Rochelle and Bordeaux - became the operational bases of the Kriegsmarine for the control of the North Atlantic. At the price of a monumental war effort, the Nazis build, in record time, gigantic fortifications to house their fleet of U-Boots. Five U-Bunker networks become the nightmare of the Allies. These five superstructures remain the most important works built by the 3rd Reich outside German territory, and a crucial unknown aspect of WWII.