The Maginot Line

"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.

The Maginot Line

Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Casemate Publishers

ISBN: 1848840683

Page: 308

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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.

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THE GUNS OF THE MAGINOT LINE POINT TOWARD THE EAST, TOWARD
GERMANY. THE TURRETS REVOLVE AND THE GUNS CAN BE RAISED AND
LOWERED. NOTICE THE TWO OBSERVERS' PORTS FLANKING THE GUN THE
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The Maginot Line

the Channel , to Paris , or to the east to roll up the Maginot Line . Hitler had once
boasted , ' I shall manoeuvre France right out of the Maginot Line without losing a
single soldier ' . This was somewhat of an exaggeration , but in effect , German ...

The Maginot Line

Author: Anthony Kemp

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ISBN: 9780880292436

Page: 120

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The New Maginot Line

Why did the supposedly invincible Maginot Line prove , in the end , so utterly
useless ? What happened is that the Maginot Line ended up not as one
component of French strategy but as almost the sole component . This was not
intentional ...

The New Maginot Line

Author: Jon Connell

Publisher: Harvill Secker

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Page: 308

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Forfatteren mener, at de umådelige pengesummer, Vesten idag anvender til højteknologiske våbensystemer, missiler, SDI etc. kun giver en falsk tryghed og kun kan føre til Vestens bankerot. Han mener, at tiden er inde til militær nytænkning med henblik på at opnå et solidt virkende og effektivt forsvar for Vesten uden en blind given sig hen til teknokraterne.

Our Maginot Line

Chapter VI OUR MAGINOT LINE EVEN THOSE Americans most suspicious of
diplomatic dealings with the outer world realize today that there is a limit to
isolation . Few of them would seriously claim that the United States , despite all its
great ...

Our Maginot Line

Author: Livingston Hartley

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Page: 315

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Hearings

Their idea was to lie back behind the Maginot line until Hitler wore himself out
and then make peace? Mr. Habe. Exactly. I would like to seize an opportunity to
say a few words about the Maginot line. German propaganda tried to make us ...

Hearings

Author: United States. Congress. Senate

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World War II A Student Encyclopedia 5 volumes

What did the Germans know of the Maginot Line before the war? Actually, they
knew quite a bit, much of it learned from the captured Czech border forts that
were closely modeled on Maginot examples. Aerial surveys just before the war,
spies, ...

World War II  A Student Encyclopedia  5 volumes

Author: Spencer C. Tucker

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1851098585

Page: 1795

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Designed with the more visual needs of today's student in mind, this landmark encyclopedia covers the entire scope of the Second World War, from its earliest roots to its continuing impact on global politics and human society. Over 1,000 illustrations, maps, and primary source materials enhance the text and make history come alive for students and faculty alike. ABC-CLIO's World War II: A Student Encyclopedia captures the monumental sweep of the "Big One" with accessible scholarship, a student-friendly, image-rich design, and a variety of tools specifically crafted for the novice researcher. For teachers and curriculum specialists, it is a thoroughly contemporary and authoritative work with everything they need to enrich their syllabi and meet state and national standards. Ranging from the conflict's historic origins to VJ Day and beyond, it brings all aspects of the war vividly to life—its origins in the rubble of World War I, its inevitable outbreak, its succession of tumultuous battles and unforgettable personalities. Students will understand what the war meant to the leaders, the soldiers, and everyday families on home fronts around the world. Featured essays look at Pearl Harbor, the Holocaust, the atomic bomb, and other crucial events, as well as fascinating topics such as signals intelligence and the role of women in war. A separate primary source volume provides essential source material for homework, test preparation or special projects. With a wealth of new information and new ideas about the war's causes, course, and consequences, World War II will be the first place students turn for the who, what, when, where, and—more importantly—the why, behind this historic conflict. 950 A–Z entries, including lengthy biographies of individuals, studies of battles, details of weapons systems, and analyses of wartime conferences—all of the topics students look for, and teachers and educators need to have for their classes Over 270 contributors, including an unprecedented number of non-U.S. authorities, many from Japan and China, giving students a truly global understanding of the war An inviting design incorporating 600 photographs, including contemporaneous images of individuals, scenes from the front lines, posters, and weapon technologies A separate primary source volume offering a wide array of materials ranging from official documents to personal correspondence An early section of 70 detailed geopolitical and military maps, show students the basic sweep of the war

To the Maginot Line

5 To the Maginot Line France Uncovered The moderate and conservative
deputies who acquiesced in or more actively supported the ratification of the
Locarno accords did not do so without misgivings. With rhetorical fervor they
cautioned ...

To the Maginot Line

Author: Judith M. HUGHES

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674038894

Page: 312

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The decision to fortify northeastern France has usually been considered a tragic mistake, an example of bad planning and missed opportunities. Not so, says Judith M. Hughes, who provides a convincing view of how France’s military and political leaders tried to safeguard their nation and why they failed. As critic Michael Hurst writes in The American Historical Review, " The trends of French interwar history are deftly carried through onto these pages with an unobtrusive lucidity and persuasiveness."

Maginot Imitations

To the world the Maginot Line had become a myth and epitomized the perfect
fortification . The scheme of defense used in the Maginot Line was to be found in
the main Belgian defense line facing Germany , while in Czechoslovakia the ...

Maginot Imitations

Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Praeger Pub Text

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Page: 154

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The first book in English to consider these fortifications in detail, this book describes the major fortified lines built during the 1930s in Germany and neighboring nations in response to France's construction of the Maginot Line. Using drawings and descriptions, the authors assess the military necessity and usefulness--or lack thereof--of these popular fortifications. Many designers attempted to copy some of the better-known features of the Maginot Line, but often the defenses consisted more of propaganda than of concrete and steel. Nonetheless, when Germany stood poised to attack, the fate of Europe hung on these fortified lines.

Papa Pontivy and the Maginot Murder

Four hours ago a body was found in one of the forts of the Maginot Line . ” “ I did
not know the Maginot Line came so far south . " “ Oh , yes , it does . That is why
you were arrested yourself yesterday . You had strayed by error into the environs
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Papa Pontivy and the Maginot Murder

Author: Bernard Newman

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U S A second Class Power

iv THE AMERICAN MAGINOT LINE THE MAGINOT LINE , erected in the 1930s to
protect France from German attack , extended from the Swiss border to Belgium .
The American Maginot Line , erected in the 1950s to protect the West from ...

U S A   second Class Power

Author: Drew Pearson

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The Journal of Military History

23 A resolution of these pressures was achieved by two means : first , by the
policy of constructing the Maginot Line of strong fortresses along the border with
Germany from Switzerland to Luxembourg ; second , by deliberately holding back
a ...

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The Fortifications of Paris

By 1939 , the Maginot line was 1,500 km ( 930 miles ) long . Officially it was
continuous and complete from Dunkirk ( in the north near the English Channel )
to Menton ( at the border with Italy on the Mediterranean coast ) , but there
remained ...

The Fortifications of Paris

Author: Jean-Denis Lepage

Publisher: McFarland

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Page: 264

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"This history begins with the period from 300 BC-987 AD. Part 2 looks at the Medieval period (987-1512), the establishment of the Louvre and the Bastille, the Hundred Years' War, and the development of gunpowder and artillery. Bastioned fortifications (1512-1874) are the focus of part 3. Modern fortifications (1874-1944) are detailed in part 4"--Provided by publisher.

Great Events 1920 1939

FRANCE BUILDS MAGINOT LINE Great Events : 1900-2001 BELGIUM
GERMANY Seine River River Rhin Garonne UNITED NETHERLANDS could be
raised automatically , and KINGDOM the most modern equipment Lille English
were ...

Great Events  1920 1939

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Publisher: Salem PressInc

ISBN: 9781587650550

Page: 8

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Vol. 1 1900--1920, Vol. 2 1920--1939, Vol. 3 1939-1957, Vol. 4 1957--1971, Vol. 5 1971--1984, Vol. 6 1984-1993, Vol. 7 1993--1998, Vol. 8 1998-2001.

Symposium

THE MAGINOT LINE The Maginot Line was a line of concrete fortifications , tank
obstacles , machine gun posts and other defenses which France constructed
along its borders with Germany and with Italy in the wake of World War 1 .

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Hitler Sites

THE MAGINOT LINE vers , This series of fortifications on the French - German
border contributed signifi - cantly to French complacency in the face of resurgent
German military might after Hitler ' s rise to power in 1933 . Running from Longwy
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Hitler Sites

Author: Steven Lehrer

Publisher: McFarland Publishing

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Page: 218

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This work provides a unique service to historians by identifying over 150 places in Austria, Germany, France and the United States that are in some way associated with Adolf Hitler. The entry on Braunau am Inn (upper Austria) gives information on Hitler's birthplace, which is now a school for handicapped children. The entry for Klesheim Palace, built in 1700-1709 and renovated to Hitler's tastes for his guests, details such visitations as that of Benito Mussolini: On April 22, 1941, the two dictators met at the palace to discuss the Italian contribution to the war effort and German influence in Italy. Each entry contains background information on the site and Hitler's connection to it, including relevant biographical data. Much of the information is translated from German sources and has never been printed in English before. The sites are grouped within their cities and are thoroughly indexed for easy access to information on every site.