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Maginot Line 1940

Battles on the French Frontier

Maginot Line 1940 by Marc Romanych
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Constructed throughout the 1930s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defense against a German invasion of France. However, different sections of the line were built at different times and the strength of various sections varied widely. During their Blitzkrieg invasion, the Germans were able to identify these weak points and focus their attacks against them.

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 (1939-1945). While the Germans were able to smash through the lightly defended section of the line along the Meuse River, the line held at other key points. Ultimately the Maginot Line proved a failure, but the stiff resistance put up by some of the fortresses confirms the fighting ability of the French army during the invasion.
Osprey Publishing; December 2012
96 pages; ISBN 9781782008743
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Title: Maginot Line 1940
Author: Marc Romanych; Martin Rupp; John White
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