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Hitler's Siegfried Line

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The Siegfried Line was a mammoth wall of German defenses that stretched from the Swiss border in the south to Aachen in the north, approximately 300 miles long and, in places, up to 20 miles deep. Built by Nazi Germany between 1936-38, over 500,000 workers were involved in its construction. This book gives a detailed historical background to the Siegfried Line, and a guide ...more
Hardcover, 224 pages
Published December 22nd 2003 by Sutton Publishing (first published November 28th 2003)
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Many historians have criticised the French for fighting the previous war in building the Maginot Line rather than investing in tanks and aeroplanes. But they were not alone. Defensive border fortifications were also built, albeit at a smaller scale by Belgium, Czechoslovakia, Greece, the Netherlands and Poland.
Despite the Treaty of Versailles, within 20 years of the end of WW1, the Germans had also built border fortifications, the West Wall, referred to by the Allies as the Siegfried Line. Unlik
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