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A Maginot Line In The Sky
by Nuclear Age Peace Foundation
Written in English
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However flawed it was shown to be by undreamed of events, the Maginot Line was a stunning feat of engineering. This excellent book will allow you to develop a wholly more positive appreciation of what the French achieved. It will also allow you to plan visits to what remains of the line, so consider it a win, win. Maginot Line. Interesting. In the s, the lessons from WWI prompted France to protect her borders with an impenetrable wall on her eastern flank. Originally intended to run from the North Sea to the Mediterranean, the project left the Belgian border unprotected. Indeed, the wall failed to live up to its promise during the fighting of /5.
The Schoenenbourg Fort is the largest fort of the Maginot Line that can be visited. Open to the public since , ab visitors come yearly to discover its settings. The latter are all original and the fort is on the complementary historical register in full. The Maginot Line book. Read 2 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed be /5.
Constructed throughout the s, the Maginot Line was supposed to form the ultimate defence against a German invasion of France. However, different sections of the line were built at different times and the strength of various sections varied widely. During their Blitzkrieg invasion, the Germans were able to identify these weak points and focus their attacks against them. This book uses new. The Maginot Line, the complex system of strongpoints constructed between the world wars by the French to protect against attack from Germany, is one of the most famous, extensive and controversial defensive schemes in all military history. It stretched from Belgium to Switzerland, and from Switzerland to the Mediterranean, and it represented the most advanced and ambitious system of .
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The Maginot Line, the massive series of fortifications built by France in the s to defend its borders with Germany and Italy, is perhaps the most maligned collection of fortifications ever built.
Despite being a technological marvel, and the most sophisticated and complex set of fortifications built up to that time, it failed to save France Cited by: 7. Built between andFrance's Maginot Line was a massive system of defenses that became famous for failing to stop a German invasion.
While an understanding of the Line's creation is vital to any study of World War I, World War II, and the period in between, this knowledge is also helpful when interpreting a number of modern references. The book is an excellant modern study to the complete Maginot Line.
Besides the main fortifications between France and Germany, it covers the minor fortifications between France and Beligum that were ultimately exploited by the Nazis and the fortifications between France and Italy, that were successful in stopping the Italion thrust into /5(35). A Maginot Line In The Sky book A MAGINOT LINE IN THE SKY By Ralph Peters.
and the Maginot Line was vastly more complex. A marvel of military engineering, the problem was that it. The Maginot line was named after Andre Maginot (), a politician who served in World War I until wounded in November He used crutches and walking sticks for. Learn maginot line with free interactive flashcards.
Choose from 10 different sets of maginot line flashcards on Quizlet. Maginot Line synonyms, Maginot Line pronunciation, Maginot Line translation, English dictionary definition of Maginot Line. A line of fortification constructed in the. Map of the Maginot line Wikipedia The line's failure had huge implications.
In a war that would last another five years, France's role was early on reduced to one of resistance. A Maginot Line in the Sky: International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense brings together the views of eighteen contributors of different nationalities, including Americans, on the proposed US Ballistic Missile Defense plans.
These perspectives should be included in any intelligent discussion of whether or not the US should proceed as. The book has a rather detailed account of how the defenses were planned and built, including short, but good explanations for various design decisions, all carefully illustrated, and accompanied by several tables with statistical data on the defenses.
A Maginot Line in the Sky International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense New Book From NAPF A Maginot Line in the Sky: International Perspectives on Ballistic Missile Defense Edited by David Krieger and Carah Ong This book brings together the views of eighteen contributors of different nationalities, including Americans.
After all, the United States does not face any nation that comes anywhere near effectively challenging its military power. And yet the administration seems to have abandoned all common sense by pursuing a costly, provocative, and dangerous will o’ the wisp: a Maginot Line in the sky.
The Best of Lawrence S. Wittner. The book is a highly detailed history of the Maginot Line in Northern France - the Lorraine - Alsace region to be more precise. A large number of major and minor forts ("Gros Ouvrage" and "Petit Ouvrage" in French) were built here in the 's.
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Maginot Line, elaborate defensive barrier in northeast France constructed in the s and named after its principal creator, André Maginot, who was France’s minister of war in – Maginot Line Main entrance to the Schoenenbourg Fort on the Maginot Line, Bas-Rhin department, Alsace region, France.
John C. Watkins V. My own mental image for the line turned out to owe rather more to French wartime propaganda than to reality. This was a valuable read. - Dec This combined history and guide to the Maginot Line is essential reading and reference for anyone interested in fortifications, especially those of the 20th century and Second World : £ Gros Ouvrage du Hochwald - This is the largest fortification in the Maginot Line, with 14 blocs, 3 entrances, 9 counterscarp casemates protecting the anti-tank ditch (only Hackenberg has a tank ditch), and 8 km of underground galleries.
It is the only ouvrage with two separate underground caserne areas, one on each side of the mountain. The Maginot Line – defensive perimeter built: At the outset of World War II, France was still recovering from the first one.
The Great War, commonly referred to as WWI, was primarily conducted with Trench warfare, a completely inefficient method of conquering territory, but an ideal form of slaughtering one another’s army across lines drawn in the sand with tons of casualties.This is an interesting Third Reich photo book called Ruhm und Fall der Maginot-Linie (Fame and Fall of the Maginot Line), published in Prague in by Orbis-Verlag Prag.
The author, General Libor Vitez, was the General der Regierungstruppe des Protektorates Böhmen und Mähren or General of Czech Security Troops of the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia.If you book with Tripadvisor, you can cancel up to 24 hours before your tour starts for a full refund.
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