To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920'sby Judith M. Hughes
Pub. Date: 12/01/1971
Publisher: Harvard University Press
The decision to fortify northeastern France has usually been considered a tragic mistake, an example of bad planning and missed opportunities. Not so, says Judith M. Hughes, who provides a convincing view of how France's military and political leaders tried to safeguard their nation and why they failed. As critic Michael Hurst writes in The American Historical Review, " The trends of French interwar history are deftly carried through onto these pages with an unobtrusive lucidity and persuasiveness."
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