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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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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Brittany, Führer Adolf Hitler, Atlantic Wall, 115th Infantry Regiment, 175th Infantry Regiment, 29th Infantry Division, 116th Infantry Regiment, World War Two, 1st US Army, Engineers Special Brigade, Infantry, Rangers, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, U-boats, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, General Charles Hunter Gerhardt, 5th Rangers Battalion, Brest Festung German defenses, Brittany American Cemetery, Lieutenant General Troy Houston Middleton

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

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

1943

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Führer Adolf Hitler, Atlantic Wall, Saunton Sands Beach, 1st US Army Assault Training Center, Slapton Sands, World War Two, 1st US Army, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, Reims, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire, Royal Air Force (RAF), Luftwaffe, B-26 Martin Marauder, Blockbuster Bomb "Cookie", Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U-boats, Paul Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda, Afrika Korps North African Campaign, Merchant Ships, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, P-47 Thunderbolt, Arthur Harris, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF Bomber Command, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, P-51 Mustang, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Air Fighting Development Unit (ADFU), General Ira Eaker – USAAF Eighth Air Force, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell, Operation Pointblank, Operation Gomorrah, Major Cortez F. Enloe, Ploesti, Romania, Ninth Air Force, Eighth Air Force, USAAF, Battle of the Ruhr

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

1942

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Topics: Normandy, World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, D-Day, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel, Führer Adolf Hitler, World War Two, US Coast Guards, US Navy, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, Operation TORCH, WWII, UNESCO World Heritage, Battle of Britain, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire, Royal Air Force (RAF), Luftwaffe, B-26 Martin Marauder, British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U-boats, Paul Joseph Goebbels, Reich Minister of Propaganda, Merchant Ships, Unterseeboot – U-boat Wolfpack, P-47 Thunderbolt, Arthur Harris, Air Officer Commanding-in-Chief, RAF Bomber Command, Bagotville Air Base, Canada, Boeing B-17 Flying Fortress, Halverson Project (HALPRO), P-51 Mustang, Lockheed P-38 Lightning, Air Fighting Development Unit (ADFU), General Ira Eaker – USAAF Eighth Air Force, Hans-Joachim Marseille, Luftwaffe flying ace, Messerschmitt Bf 109 fighter, Lieutenant Colonel Jimmy Doolittle, Consolidated B-24 Liberator, North American B-25 Mitchell

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

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Topics: World War 2, Nazi, Third Reich, Führer Adolf Hitler, Atlantic Wall, World War Two, US Coast Guards, US Navy, USS Nevada, Pearl Harbor, Reichsstatthalter Hermann Göring, Operation Barbarossa, Battle of Britain, Free French Air Forces (FAFL), Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF), Hawker Hurricane, Spitfire, Royal Air Force (RAF), Luftwaffe, Nakajima B5N2 Type 97 “Kate” attack plane, B-26 Martin Marauder, British Commonwealth Air Training Plan (BCATP), Aichi D3A1 Type 99 “Val” dive bomber, Mitsubishi A6M2 Type 0 “Zero”, Blockbuster Bomb "Cookie", Prime Minister Winston Churchill, U-boats, USS Reuben James, Kido Butai Imperial Japanese Navy First Air Fleet, Purple Heart Outfit, Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto, 100th Infantry Battalion, 442nd Regimental Combat Team, American of Japanese ancestry (AJAs)

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