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: 0674893107

ISBN-13: 9780674893108

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

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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:
9780674893108
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
12/01/1971
Series:
Harvard Historical Monographs
Pages:
312
Product dimensions:
5.77(w) x 8.04(h) x 1.03(d)

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