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The Maginot Line None Shall Pass

Kaufmann, J.E. And H.W.Kaufmann

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ISBN 10: 0275957195 / ISBN 13: 9780275957193
Published by Praeger, Westpoint Connecticut, 1997
Used Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Hardback. Excellent account with good maps and plans. Inscription to front endpaper, else near fine, no dw as published 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 20744

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Title: The Maginot Line None Shall Pass

Publisher: Praeger, Westpoint Connecticut

Publication Date: 1997

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Edition: 1st Edition.

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Tracing the development of the fortifications in Europe from the end of the Franco-Prussian War of 1870 to the twentieth century, this is the first comprehensive book in English on the forts of the Maginot Line, German espionage, and the German sieges during the 1940 campaign. It analyzes the reasons why the French opted for this type of defensive system, and explains how the Maginot Line presented the French Army with opportunities (mostly wasted) to regroup and mount an effective defense. Shrouded in media myth for 40 years, this study demonstrates both how the media created the myth and the truth behind the myth of the Maginot Line. At the time reporters wildly speculated about these fortifications, German intelligence agents were busy collecting data. Finally, this book relates the heroic battles waged by the forts, large and small: the tragic fall of La Ferte, the surrender of other ^Ipetits ouvrages^R after prolonged and fierce fighting, the triumphant resistance of the larger forts even in the face of the most savage artillery pounding, and the unqualified victory of the Little Maginot Line over invading Italian forces.

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The first book in English to fully explain the fortifications of the Maginot line, analyzing why the French opted for this defensive system and what the consequences were during the battles of World War II.

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