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German World War II fortifications in the Channel Islands
September 14, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Chris Shaw CEng FICE FIStructE FIET MCMI will present an illustrated talk at 11am on Saturday 14th September 2019 on “German WW2 Fortifications in the Channel Islands.”
This talk illustrates the design and construction of the concrete fortifications in the Channel Islands, which were built during the Second World War. These formed the greatest concentration of fortifications in Hitler’s Atlantic Wall, which stretched from Norway to Spain.
The talk includes many rarely seen pictures of the fortifications under construction, and shows why some of them have lasted well while others have deteriorated badly. The materials and methods used are described in detail, including an extract from one of the men who actually worked on the construction. This talk is the result of studying and researching the fortifications over a period of more than 30 years. The speaker is known worldwide for his expertise in reinforced concrete.
Please note the talk is free to La Société members and to students, and is £5 for non-members, which is payable at the door.
Kindly note we are not taking bookings for this talk so please arrive early to avoid disappointment.