German Navy Grand Admiral Erich Raeder inspects coastal fortifications on the Atlantic Wall during World War II
France Date:1940, June Duration:1 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Admiral Johann Albert Raeder visiting coastal defenses at the Atlantic Wall in World War 2. German Grossadmiral (Grand Admiral) Erich Johann Albert Raeder steps from a Junkers 52 transport plane and exchanges salutes and handshakes with the Vizeadmiral (Rear admiral upper half) who is welcoming him. Closeup of sailors shouting greetings of "Heil." Next, Raeder is seen walking swiftly, accompanied by a Navy Captain and an Army officer. They climb an embankment along the French coastline, where German heavy guns are installed. Closeup of Admiral Raeder standing in front of sandbagged bunker. Next scene shows him, in the company of several Army officers, examining a chart depicting the disposition and status of the coastal defenses. He and the Captain walk past a huge hardened and sandbagged coastal gun, as an accompanying Army officer points out its features. Next a coastal gun under camouflage netting is seen elevating its barrel. From a position next to another gun, the camera displays a broad view of the coastal defenses, including obstacles stretching down the hill to the sand and waterfront below. Gunners helmets and packs are arranged in readiness to be accessed instantly. A German warship is seen offshore. Scene shifts to nearby French village where effects of British bombing are seen. Local people pose, looking at the damage to their homes. Several men are clearing up debris near garages containing automobiles.
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