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The Maginot Line
Part 1: Introduction

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2: Context & Origin
3: Creation & Purpose 1
4: Creation & Purpose 2
5: Form & Content
6: Defeat & Beyond
7: Conclusions
8: Links to Photos/Maps

Built between 1930 and 1940, France's Maginot Line was a massive system of defences 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 1, World War 2 and the period in-between, this knowledge is also helpful when interpreting a number of modern references. This article will initially discuss the Line's creation, before then covering its form and fate.


Part 1: Introduction
Part 2: Context and Origin
Part 3: Creation and Purpose 1 (1922 - 1930)
Part 4: Creation and Purpose 2 (1930 - 1940)
Part 5: Form and Content
Part 6: Defeat and Beyond
Part 7: Aftermath and Conclusions
Part 8: Links to Photographs, Maps and Diagrams

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For Citation And Footnotes
Title: The Maginot Line
Author: Robert Wilde
Date: 2001

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