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The Maginot Line 1928–45 (Fortress #10)

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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 ...more
Paperback, 64 pages
Published August 20th 2003 by Osprey Publishing
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Jens Hansen
Aug 31, 2013 Jens Hansen rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Certainly not a block-buster, but a nice and knowledgeable introduction to the most impressive fortresses ever built. The attention to detail shown by those constructing these monsters is illustrated while the text does not succumb to minutiae.
Sean
Dec 31, 2014 Sean rated it really liked it
Great overview of the defenses of the Maginot line, including how they failed (and where they succeeded). Really good descriptions of how they were envisioned to be used, and as always the illustrations are top notch.
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