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By John Christopher

in keeping with a personal wartime British executive record, this in-depth file info the internal workings of corporation Todt, which not just equipped the Reichsautobahns, but additionally Germany's Siegfried Line and the Atlantic Wall. based through the charismatic Fritz Todt, the OT was once liable for the development of all the significant army works throughout Europe from the Siegfried Line and Atlantic Wall, to the U-Boat pens and V1 and V2 weapon websites. whilst Fritz Todt died in a flying twist of fate in 1942 he used to be succeeded by means of Hitler s leader architect, Albert Speer, who was once additionally appointed as Reich Minister of Armaments and battle construction. even if the OT was once no longer an army association as such, it actually underpinned the Nazis stranglehold at the occupied territories. not only throughout the fortifications but in addition in the course of the systematic and hugely debatable use of enforced labour drawn from the populations of the vanquished international locations. At its height the OT consisted of a strength of virtually million women and men, and it really is in the course of the intensity of aspect published during this guide that we find the principally untold human story.

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