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To the Maginot line

Judith M. Hughes

To the Maginot line

the politics of French military preparation in the 1920"s

by Judith M. Hughes

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Published by HarvardUniversity Press .
Written in English


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Statementby Judith M. Hughes.
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Open LibraryOL21205196M

Maginot Line synonyms, Maginot Line pronunciation, Maginot Line translation, English dictionary definition of Maginot Line. n. A line of fortification constructed in the . A visit to the Hackenberg Fortress is a real flashback in French and world history – a deep dive into the early ’s. The Hackenberg environment is kept as authentic as possible, with the AMIFORT association dedicated to the conservation and keeping alive of the heritage.

  The Maginot Line named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapons installations that France constructed along its borders with Germany during the s. The line was a response to France’s experience in World War I and was constructed during the run-up to World War II.   Synopsis What was it like as a French soldier to defend the Maginot Line when the Germans invaded in , and was the line really a strategic and tactical disaster a massive waste of resources?Author: Clayton Donnell.

The Maginot Line did not extend across the northern border with Belgium. This was because Belgium was a neutral country and France did not want to offend the Belgians. So in the Germans violated the neutrality of Belgium and invaded France through that country, just as they had in World War I. To the Maginot Line The Politics of French Military Preparation in the ’s. Judith M. Hughes. Add to Cart stimulating and excellently documented book Individual personalities are particularly well handled. (Maginot Line), Dr. Hughes offers an epilogue on the implication of the s for the s and even for May–June If.


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To the Maginot line by Judith M. Hughes Download PDF EPUB FB2

This book gives a good basic overview of the actual fortifications, the history and the place of the Maginot Line in French history. Most importantly, it discusses how the line fit into French military strategy It was not meant as a "wall" to hold off the Germans at the border, contrary to popular opinion, but part of an integrated defense with Cited by: 7.

Maginot Line Battles on the French Frontier (Campaign Book ) - Kindle edition by Romanych, Marc, Rupp, Martin, White, John. Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Maginot Line Battles on the French Frontier (Campaign Book )/5(17).

However flawed it was shown to be by undreamed of events, the Maginot Line was a stunning feat of engineering. This excellent book will allow you to develop a wholly more positive appreciation of what the French achieved.

It will also allow you to plan visits to what remains of the line, so consider it a win, win. This was an excellent, easy-to-read and well-illustrated book about the infamous Maginot Line. It was really quite interesting despite the occasional mind-numbing technical details which didn't interest me that much - however, all in all, I found it highly interesting/5.

The problem was that Maginot Line, a great line of fortifications that spanned France's borders with several neighbors, was essentially a glorified trench. a French author who wrote a book. The Maginot line was named after Andre Maginot (), a politician who served in World War I until wounded in November He used crutches and walking sticks for the remainder of his life.

Fortunately, The Maginot Line: History and Guide by J.E. Kaufmann, H.W. Kaufmann, A. Jankovič-Potočnik, and P. Lang usefully explains the inception and construction of the Maginot Line, the Maginot Line during the Second World War, and the Maginot Line after The Kaufmanns and their co-authors created a book that is effective as both a.

The book is an excellant modern study to the complete Maginot Line. Besides the main fortifications between France and Germany, it covers the minor fortifications between France and Beligum that were ultimately exploited by the Nazis and the fortifications between France and Italy, that were successful in stopping the Italion thrust into /5(33).

Although the graphic format may not appeal to some, this is actually a useful treatment of the Maginot Line, and would be particular good for a young person interested in learning more about the war///Reviewer: A.

Nofi, Review Editor. Buy It At   Built between andFrance's Maginot Line was a massive system of defenses that became famous for failing to stop a German invasion.

While an understanding of the Line's creation is vital to any study of World War I, World War II, and the period in between, this knowledge is also helpful when interpreting a number of modern references. The Maginot Line masked a somewhat underhanded strategy.

On the surface, the Maginot Line was engineered to blunt a direct German attack into France, while safeguarding vital industries situated in the contested Alsace and Lorraine regions. But the Maginot strategy also concealed a hidden agenda worthy of Machiavelli. The Maginot Line was a long line of underground artillery fortifications constructed by the French to repel an invasion by Germany.

The Germans simply went around them. Sammy Breedlove - Pecola’s fourteen-year-old brother, who copes with his family’s problems by running away from home. His active response contrasts with Pecola’s passivity. China, Poland, Miss Marie - The local whores, Miss Marie (also known as the Maginot Line) is fat and affectionate, China is skinny and sarcastic, and Poland is quiet.

Maginot Line, elaborate defensive barrier in northeast France constructed in the s and named after its principal creator, André Maginot, who was France’s minister of war in – Maginot Line Main entrance to the Schoenenbourg Fort on the Maginot Line, Bas-Rhin department, Alsace region, France.

John C. Watkins V. This is an interesting Third Reich photo book called Ruhm und Fall der Maginot-Linie (Fame and Fall of the Maginot Line), published in Prague in by Orbis-Verlag Prag.

The author, General Libor Vitez, was the General der Regierungstruppe des Protektorates Böhmen und Mähren or General of Czech Security Troops of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. The Maginot Line book. Read 4 reviews from the world's largest community for readers/5.

This book uses new maps and period photographs to tell the story of the five German operations launched against the Maginot Line. While the Germans were able to smash through the lightly defended section of the line along the Meuse River, at Brand: Bloomsbury Publishing.

The Maginot Line (French: Ligne Maginot, IPA: [liɲ maʒino]) was a long line of walls, forts, and armed defenses that the French built after the First World is named after André Maginot, who was the French Minister of war when it was built. The Maginot Line was made of a number of fortifications and bunkers, close to the French border to Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg and.

Frozen in orthodoxy and the received wisdom of the time, the established order stubbornly insisted on reinforcing the Maginot Line—fixed military fortifications at the border between France and Germany — with the goal of repulsing a direct attack, a strategy both passive and strictly defensive.

Constructed throughout the s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defence 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. The Maginot Line History The Maginot Line and its relation to the world during the interwar period. The Maginot line is a fortification made by the french named after Andre Maginot, the minister of war for France. The interwar period is referring to 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 ().

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.This is an excellent, concise book on the Maginot Line, its history, why the French built it, its strengths and weaknesses.

Authors Romanych and Rupp spell out the French and German Armies, commanders and plans for the German attack on France in The majority of the German attack found a gap in the Maginot Line and raced through it to /5(15).