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The Maginot Line 1928-45 - (Fortress) by William Allcorn (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 64

Genre: History

Series Title: Fortress

Format: Paperback

Publisher: Osprey Publishing (UK)

Book theme: Strategy

Author: William Allcorn

Language: English

Street Date: August 20, 2003
TCIN: 77140595
UPC: 9781841766461
Item Number (DPCI): 247-48-5821

Description

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 1940. 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 North-East France to the Mediterranean. Packed with plans, contemporary and modern images, plus digital artwork, it presents a detailed visual exploration of this famous fortification system.
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