Hitler’s Island Madness

Channel Islands

As soon as Hitler’s forces occupied the Channel Islands in 1940 he ordered a series of fortifications to defend the only British territory he ever conquered. The problem was he never stopped – pouring men, concrete and weapons into the islands. By 1944 his officers talked of the Fuehrer’s inselwahn – his ‘island madness’ and the Channel Islands had become the most fortified place on earth.


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