The Maginot Line 1928-45, Paperback

The Maginot Line 1928-45 Paperback

Illustrated by Chris Taylor

Part of the Fortress series

4 out of 5 (1 rating)


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.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 64 pages, 7 colour & 55 b&w illustrations, bibliography, glossary, index
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: European history
  • ISBN: 9781841766461



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Having decided that I like this booklet well enough to actually go ahead and buy it, what it boils down to is that this is the best concise examination of the famous fortication system that I've seen. This is even as compared to the competitively priced paperback edition of "Fortress France" by Kaufmann & Kaufmann.

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