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The Final Countdown of the Germans defeated by the VIII Corps in Brest

After the fall of Forts Montbarey and Keranroux, the enemy withdrew to its final line of defense at Recouvrance, and to the submarine base along the waterfront to the South.

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The fall of Montbarey & Keranroux Forts, VIII Corps battle of Brittany

Forts Montbarey and Keranroux were built at the end of the XVIII century to make Brest an impregnable fortress reinforced by the Germans in 1940.

During the last days of the campaign of Brest the Germans used the Forts surrounding Brest as strongpoints to prevent the Americans to seize the city.  

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, France, Brittany, Nazi, Führer Adolf Hitler, WWII Atlantic Wall, WWII 115th Infantry Regiment, WWII 175th Infantry Regiment, WWII 29th Infantry Division, WWII 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, WWII Engineers Special Brigade, WWII, Infantry, Third Reich, Wehrmacht, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, WWII, Royal Air Force (RAF), Third Reich, U-boats, WWII, RAF Bomber Command, WWII, Ninth Air Force, USAAF, France, Brittany, Brest Festung German defenses, France, Brittany, Fort Montbarey, France, Brittany, Fort Keranroux, Medal of Honor, Staff Sergeant Sherwood H. Hallman

HITLER HAD A FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT FORGOT THE ROOF ON TOP!..1943

1943

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HITLER HAD A FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT FORGOT THE ROOF ON TOP!..1942

1942

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HITLER HAD A FORTRESS AROUND EUROPE BUT FORGOT THE ROOF ON TOP - 1941

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