The Atlantic Wall: Hitler's Coastal Fortress from the Arctic to the Pyrenees
An exhibition of 140 digital prints of the Atlantic Wall at the Royal Geographical Society, 1 Kensington Gore, London SW7. June, 2014.
Hitlers Atlantic Wall - a chain of concrete fortifications built between 1940-44 stretching some 3,000 miles from arctic Norway to the Spanish border - is without doubt the largest construction project in human history to have been completed in so short a time.
'Ianthe Ruthven's stylish and powerful - even compelling - photographic record of the Wall shows up all its intricacies as well as its gigantism: the overwhelming, bare and void structures with which Hitler's miscalculations littered the west of Europe'. Joseph Rykwert