This book provides a concise and informative treatment of the Maginot Line, from North-East France down to the Alps. The Line was named after Andre Maginot, who advocated a series of fixed defences to counter the threat of German military resurgence, and to provide time for the French Army to mobilise in the event of any invasion. Construction of the Line began in 1929, and was largely complete by the outbreak of World War II. Packed with maps, plans and elevations, contemporary images and modern photographs, plus stunning artwork, it forms a detailed and informative visual treatment of this famous fortification system.
By William Allcorn (22 Aug 2003)