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ISBN: 9781841766461 - The Maginot Line 1928-45
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The Maginot Line 1928-45

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William Allcorn

ISBN: 9781841766461
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Osprey Publishing


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An exploration of the history, evolution, military architecture and natural setting of one of the most famous fortifications in the world -the Maginot Line. It discusses the controversy over whether the Line was a success or failure, and evaluates the pros and cons of each side of the debate.

 

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This book provides a concise and informative treatment of the Maginot Line, from North-East France down to the Alps. The Line was named after Andre Maginot, who advocated a series of fixed defences to counter the threat of German military resurgence, and to provide time for the French Army to mobilise in the event of any invasion. Construction of the Line began in 1929, and was largely complete by the outbreak of World War II. Packed with maps, plans and elevations, contemporary images and modern photographs, plus stunning artwork, it forms a detailed and informative visual treatment of this famous fortification system.