The Maginot Line

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Maginot Line: History and Guide

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781848840683
  • Publisher: Pen & Sword Books Limited
  • Publication date: 3/19/2011
  • Pages: 320
  • Sales rank: 871,344
  • Product dimensions: 7.00 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements viii

Glossary of Terms ix

Part I The Maginot Line

Chapter 1 A New Fortification for the Twentieth Century 3

The Creation of the Maginot Line 3

New French and German Forts of 1880-1914 6

The Gros Ouvrages and Petits Ouvrages 14

Weapons and Equipment 26

Concrete, Steel and Earth Protection 33

Non-Conformity: The Little Maginot Line 42

The Underground Facilities 42

Chapter 2 From the North Sea to the Mediterranean 46

Constructing the Fortifications 46

The Northeast Front 52

The Southeast Front 74

The Maginot Line: An Overview 83

Chapter 3 Rising Walls of Defence and the War 88

Grand Strategy and Protecting the Flanks 88

Across the Frontier 94

War on the Western Front, 1939 to May 1940 97

A Divided Command 100

The Army: Training, Reserves and Mobilisation 104

Chapter 4 The Maginot Line Engaged 116

The German Offensive in the Northeast 116

The German Offensive against the Maginot Line: Operations Tiger and Bear 129

The Maginot Line Ouvrages Attacked 138

Fight or Retreat? 144

Call to Glory: The Southeastern Front, 1940 153

Chapter 5 The 1944/1945 Campaign and the Post-war Era 166

The American 3rd Army in Lorraine 166

The Battle for Fort Driant and Metz 168

The American 7th Army Assaults the Ouvrages of RF Lauter 169

After the War: Saving the Maginot Line 178

Post-war Events Relating to the Maginot Line 181

Part II The Maginot Line and Other Sites Today

Chapter 6 Ancestors of the Maginot Line 187

Chapter 7 The Maginot Ouvrages Today 204

The Maginot Line: Northeast Front 205

Maginot Extension 210

Rhine Defences 254

Chapter 8 The Alpine Ouvrages Today 256

Sites Outside France 281

Appendices:

I Construction Phase Problems, 1930-1935 283

II Pre-war Occupation and Arming of the Ouvrages 285

III Weapons and Equipment 286

IV Units Assigned to the Ouvrages and Interval Positions, 1939-1940 295

V Additional Details on the Ouvrages and Hackenberg 297

VI Revisionism on the Maginot Line 300

Bibliography 301

Index 303

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