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By William Allcorn

The Maginot Line, the large sequence of fortifications equipped through France within the Thirties to shield its borders with Germany and Italy, is likely to be the main maligned number of fortifications ever outfitted. regardless of being a technological wonder, and the main subtle and complicated set of fortifications equipped as much as that point, it didn't store France from crushing defeat in 1940. but there are those that argue that it complete precisely what it used to be designed to do. This ebook offers a concise and informative remedy of the Maginot Line, from North-East France to the Mediterranean. filled with plans, modern and smooth photos, plus electronic art, it offers a close visible exploration of this well-known fortification method.

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But most of the Maginot Lane WO* were either solb off ot simply abandoned, in most cases with equipment thatwas noteasily remowable, ineludjng weapons, still in place. For the next ten yew, the fortifi~ationslanguished in obscurity, vittuaUy unknown and forgotten by most of the public who viewed the Maginot Line as an embmsing reminder of Frame's crushing defeat in 1940. But in the 1970s, mteresf in the Maginot Line slowly began to M v e . In 1974, Lieutenant(8lonel Phillppe TNttmann, writing under the penname Louis Claude1tQ work around the fact thattbe d e w s of the Maginot Line were still dassfied, pubiished La Ligne Maginot' Conception - R61ilisatlatlon,one of the very &st books to psovlde a temnically clewed, we4 illus(rated look at the owroger and other components of the Magtnot Wne.

Several useful websites are listed on the next page. E. M. E. W. E. The M e n o t Line: None Shall Pass, Praeger, Westport, Connecticut, 1997 (emp, Anthony The Maginot Line: Myth and Reality, Frederick Warne, London, 1981 (emp, Anthany The Unknown Battle: Metz, 11944, Frederick Warne, London, 1980 day, Jean-Yves La Ligne Maginot: ce qu'elle h i t , ce qu'il en reste, L'lstituto Gratico Bertello, Italy, 1980 day, Jean-Yves Queleque Part sur La Ligne Maginot. L'ovrage de Fermont, 1930-1980, Sercap Editions, Paris, 1985 dary, Jean-Yves and Hohnadel, Alain Hommes et Owages de la Ligne Maginot - Tome 1, Histoire & Collections, Paris, 2000 day, Jean-Yves and Hohnadel, Ahin Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot Tome 2, Histoire & Collections, Paris, 2001 Ian, General E.

Casenuter are dassiiied as eifhw ardllery casemates or infantry Bswnater dwendine on their Driman armament Interval caremaces (commiy c m m s &emma de mitideme irdks) are standalone, self-contained d i i & , bur infantry casemarer defending the l i n e d &tank otsndes and barbed-wire - Wahl, Jean-Bernard La Ligne Maginot en Alsoce, Editions du Rhine, SteinbN~-le-haut,France, 1987 Wahl, Jean-Bernard Il itait m e foLc la Ligne Maginot Nonl- Lonaine - Alsace, JWme Do. Bentzinger, 1999 On the internet A large amount of infonuation about the Maginot Line is available on the internet.

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