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- DescriptionConstructed throughout the 1930s, the Magit 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 maps and period photographs to tell the story of the five German operations launched against the Magit Line. While the Germans were able to smash through the lightly defended section of the line along the Meuse River, at other points the line held. Although ultimately the Magit Line was to prove a failure, the stiff resistance put up by some of the fortresses confirms the fighting ability of the French army during the invasion.
- Author BiographyMarc Romanych is a retired US Army combat arms officer. He has a BA in History from the University of Maryland and an MA in International Relations from St Mary's University. Interested in the Maginot Line since 1995, Marc has extensively explored its fortifications. He is a member of Association du P.O. de Sentzich, a Maginot Line preservation group. Marc lives near Baltimore, Maryland. The author lives in Baltimore, Maryland.
- Author(s)Marc Romanych,Martin Rupp
- PublisherBloomsbury Publishing PLC
- Date of Publication10/02/2010
- SubjectMilitary History
- Series TitleCampaign
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 218
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOsprey Publishing
- Content NoteIllustrations (some col.)
- Weight357 g
- Width184 mm
- Height248 mm
- Spine10 mm
- Illustrator(s)John White
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