The Maginot Line
The Maginot Line,
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.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."Discusses the gunbearing fortifications and coastal defenses of France created between the world wars and challenges the premise that the defeat of France in World War II was the result of a misplaced reliance on the Maginot Line for its 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 NorthEast France to the Mediterranean.Clayton Donnell's expert, finely detailed and graphic account of the role of the Maginot Line in the defense of France gives the reader an inside view of life in the bunkers, casemates and forts the sights, the sounds and the terror of the The Maginot Line was one of the most advanced networks of fortifications in history.Tracing the development of the fortifications in Europe from the end of the FrancoPrussian War of 1870 to the twentieth century, this is the first comprehensive book in English on the forts of the Maginot Line, German espionage, and the This book uses new maps and period.photographs to tell the story of the five German operations launched against the Maginot Line during World War II (19391945).