Published July 23, 2011
NEW ORLEANS -- Three sections of Nazi Germany's Atlantic Wall have arrived in New Orleans, where they will be on display at the National World War II Museum.
Each of the three sections of wall is 5 1/2 feet high and 18 inches thick. Together they total 35 feet long and weigh 22 tons. The scars on them are from shots fired by incoming Allied troops who stormed Utah Beach in Normandy on D-Day, June 6, 1944.
Although it's known as "Hitler's wall," the system of defenses included pillboxes, tank traps and other fortifications.