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To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920's
     

To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920's

by Judith M. Hughes
 

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ISBN-10: 0674023862

ISBN-13: 9780674023864

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

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

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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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ISBN-13:
9780674023864
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Harvard Historical Monographs Series , #64
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.80(d)

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