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
ISBN-10:
0674023862
ISBN-13:
9780674023864
Pub. Date:
09/28/2006
Publisher:
Harvard
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To the Maginot Line: The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920's

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
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Series: Harvard Historical Monographs Series , #64
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 312
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 7.75(h) x (d)

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