German military geology and fortification of the British Channel Islands during World War II / Edward P.F. Rose, editor.

This volume discusses how the German armed forces made effective use of military geologists to assist their fortification of the Channel Islands after their capture from the British in 1940. The book presents a unique case history of German geologist expertise applied to British terrain, intended to...

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Other Authors: Rose, Edward P. F. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Language:English
Published: Cham, Switzerland : Springer, [2020]
Series:Advances in military geosciences.
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Table of Contents:
  • Intro
  • Preface
  • Contents
  • About the Contributors
  • Chapter 1: Introduction
  • 1.1 Regional Setting
  • 1.2 Geography: The Physical Background
  • 1.3 Archaeology and History
  • 1.4 British Fortification of Jersey
  • 1.5 British Fortification of Guernsey
  • 1.6 British Fortification of Alderney
  • 1.7 Conclusion: The Arrival of German Armed Forces
  • References
  • Chapter 2: Geology
  • 2.1 Introduction
  • 2.2 Armorica
  • 2.3 Jersey
  • 2.3.1 Geological Maps of Jersey Between 1800 and 1851
  • 2.3.2 The Geology of Jersey from 1852 to 1900
  • 2.3.3 Jersey Geology from 1901 to 1935
  • 2.3.3.1 The Rozel Conglomerate: Studies from 1921 to 1933
  • 2.3.3.2 The Intrusive Igneous Rocks: Wells and Wooldridge (1931)
  • 2.3.3.3 The Volcanic Rocks: Mourant (1933a)
  • 2.3.4 Geological Understanding in 1940
  • 2.4 Guernsey
  • 2.4.1 Guernsey Geology to 1862
  • 2.4.2 Guernsey's Geological Map of 1884
  • 2.4.3 Guernsey's Geology from 1884 to 1916
  • 2.4.4 Guernsey Geology 1916 to 1939
  • 2.4.5 Geological Understanding in 1940
  • 2.5 Sark and Herm
  • 2.6 Alderney
  • 2.6.1 Alderney's Geology to 1862
  • 2.6.2 Geological Maps of 1889 and 1900
  • 2.6.3 Geological Studies by George Plymen
  • 2.6.4 Geological Understanding in 1940
  • 2.7 Channel Islands' Geology Postwar
  • 2.7.1 Armorica
  • 2.7.2 Jersey, Guernsey, and Alderney
  • 2.7.3 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 3: Geologists and the German Armed Forces
  • 3.1 Introduction
  • 3.2 Fortification Programmes for the Channel Islands
  • 3.2.1 The Führer's Instructions of 10 June 1941
  • 3.2.2 An 'Activity Report' of 9 September 1941
  • 3.2.3 The Führer's Instructions of 20 October 1941
  • 3.3 The Atlantic Wall
  • 3.4 The Inspector of Land Fortification West and the Fortress Engineers
  • 3.5 Geologists and the Army
  • 3.6 Geologists and the Air Force
  • 3.7 The Organisation Todt: Construction Arm of the German Armed Forces
  • 3.7.1 Administration of the OT
  • 3.7.2 The OT on the Channel Islands
  • 3.8 Geologists and the Navy, Waffen-SS and Forschungsstaffel
  • 3.9 Conclusion
  • References
  • Chapter 4: Jersey and the German Army
  • 4.1 Introduction
  • 4.2 Walther Klüpfel Before Jersey
  • 4.2.1 The Early Years
  • 4.2.2 World War I
  • 4.2.3 Between the World Wars
  • 4.2.4 Walther Klüpfel in 1941
  • 4.3 Walther Klüpfel on Jersey
  • 4.3.1 Klüpfel's Five Reports
  • 4.3.2 Short Reports and Additional Tasks
  • 4.4 German Fortifications
  • 4.4.1 Artillery Batteries
  • 4.4.2 Infantry Defence Areas
  • 4.4.3 Anti-Tank Walls and Ditches
  • 4.4.4 Minefields
  • 4.4.5 Command and Control Centres
  • 4.4.6 Anti-Aircraft Batteries
  • 4.5 Tunnels
  • 4.6 Quarrying for Raw Materials
  • 4.7 Water Supply
  • 4.7.1 Klüpfel's January 1942 Report and Map
  • 4.7.2 Klüpfel's October 1942 Report and Maps
  • 4.7.3 The Catalyst for Groundwater Studies
  • 4.8 Walther Klüpfel After Jersey
  • References
  • Chapter 5: Jersey and the German Air Force
  • 5.1 Introduction
  • 5.2 The Geologist K. G. Schmidt
  • 5.2.1 Career Pre-war