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Fortress #10: The Maginot Line

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The Maginot Line, the massive series of fortifications built by France in the 1930s to defend its borders with Germany and Italy, is perhaps the most maligned collection of fortifications ever built. Despite being a technological marvel, and the most sophisticated and complex set of fortifications built up to that time, it failed to save France from crushing defeat in 1940. Yet there are those who argue that it accomplished exactly what it was designed to do. This book provides a concise and informative treatment of the Maginot Line, from North-East France to the Mediterranean. Packed with plans, contemporary and modern images, plus digital artwork, it presents a detailed visual exploration of this famous fortification system.

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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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Short Synopsis 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 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.

About the Author

William Allcorn, a former US army officer who served in Vietnam, has a long standing interest in forts and fortifications of all eras, and over the years has visited and photographed many sites. For several years he lived in Luxembourg and Germany, which afforded him the opportunity to extensively visit and explore the heart of the Maginot Line. William has acted as a historical consultant for several documentary television programmes on fortification related topics, and has written several articles for FORT, the journal of the Fortress Study Group. He lives in Southern California.

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ISBN:
9781841766461
Author:
Taylor, Chris
Publisher:
Osprey Publishing (UK)
Illustrator:
Taylor, Chris
Author:
Allcorn, William
Author:
Vanelle, Jeff
Subject:
Military - Strategy
Subject:
Europe - France
Subject:
Military - World War II
Subject:
Military-Strategy Tactics and Deception
Subject:
Osprey
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Fortress
Series Volume:
10
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
80
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9.73 x 7.26 x .2 in .5 lb

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"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , Short Synopsis 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 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.
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