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Wacht am Atlantik (Watch on the Atlantic Ocean) is a rare Nazi photo book produced for soldiers of the Wehrmacht in South-West France about Soldaten of the Armee-Bordeaux-Südwest. The 6 x 9-¼ inch, 80 page softcover photo book was printed in Bordeaux, France in 1940 by Imprimeries Delmas. The photos in this book are by Obergefreiter Harren (P.K. 670) and the text is by Leutnant Haas.
The foreword dated December 1940 states the purpose of this book. To show the importance of the Wehrmacht troops occupying the southwestern coast of France north of the Spanish border, protecting the German soldiers to the north of the Loire river - all part of the "big war against England".
Wacht am Atlantik starts with a full-page photo portrait of Generaloberst Friedrich Dollmann, Oberbefehlshaber der deutschen Südwest-Armee (7th Army). This is followed by photos of blown up bridges over the Loire river and rebuilt bridges by Wehrmacht Pioniere , Loire castles, German Flak on the Atlantic coast, the harbor of La Rochelle with a Reichskriegsflagge, Wehrmacht soldiers guarding La Rochelle City Hall and a bridge over the Garonne at Bordeaux (below), damaged French naval ships and air force planes, the city of Cognac, an armed Wehrmacht guard on the beach wearing rubber boots (shown left), German artillery troops just north of the Spanish border, even Adolf Hitler and Generalissimo Francisco Franco at Hendaye on 23 October 1940.
This 76 year old example of Wacht am Atlantik is complete and in very nice condition. No missing photos, no writing, no odor.
This limited edition 1940 Nazi photo book Wacht am Atlantik is for sale
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USM book #809
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WACHT AM ATLANTIK, LIMITED EDITION PHOTO BOOK ABOUT
AND PRINTED FOR NAZI SOLDIERS IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE
WACHT AM ATLANTIK
RARE NAZI PHOTO BOOK
ABOUT THE WEHRMACHT
IN SOUTHWEST FRANCE,
PRINTED IN BORDEAUX