The Maginot Line

Author: J. E. Kaufmann
Editor: Casemate Publishers
ISBN: 1848840683
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"The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history. It stretched from Belgium to Switzerland, and from Switzerland to the Mediterranean, and it represented the most advanced and ambitious system of static defenses of its time. Much of this historic line -- with its fortresses, artillery positions, barbed-wire networks, casemates, concrete bunkers -- has survived and can be visited today ... The strategic thinking that gave rise to this enormous feat of military engineering is described, as is the planning, design, and construction of the line -- and its operational history. Each of the key sites is described in detail, and visitor information and plans are provided"--Jacket.
The Maginot Line
Language: en
Pages: 308
Authors: J. E. Kaufmann, H. W. Kaufmann, Patrice Lang
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-01-01 - Publisher: Casemate Publishers

"The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history. It stretched from Belgium to Switzerland, and from Switzerland to the Mediterranean, and
History of the Maginot Line
Language: en
Pages: 48
Authors: Marc Halter, Brian B. Chin
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2011-10-15 - Publisher: Moselle River

Contrary to what we have been told, the Maginot Line functioned perfectly and did everything that was expected of it. After the war, the Maginot Line wrongly became the ideal scapegoat for the greatest military and political disaster ever suffered by France. Marc Halter, author of this book, removes the
The Maginot Line
Language: en
Pages: 66
Authors: Charles River Charles River Editors
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-01-26 - Publisher:

*Includes pictures *Explains the origins of the Maginot Line, its construction, and the World War II fighting around it *Includes online resources and a bibliography for further reading *Includes a table of contents "We could hardly dream of building a kind of Great Wall of France, which would in any
Maginot Line 1940
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Marc Romanych, Martin Rupp
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Constructed throughout the 1930s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defence against a German invasion of France. However, different sections of the line were built at different times and the strength of various sections varied widely. During their Blitzkrieg invasion, the Germans were able to identify these
Maginot Line 1940
Language: en
Pages: 96
Authors: Marc Romanych, Martin Rupp
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-12-20 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Constructed throughout the 1930s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defence against a German invasion of France. However, different sections of the line were built at different times and the strength of various sections varied widely. During their Blitzkrieg invasion, the Germans were able to identify these