De Maginotlinie, van de Noordzee tot de Rijn
French Maginot Line was probably the most advanced of all fortification lines
built in the thirties to defend
This book explains you what
the Maginot Line is. You can read about
the history from the building to the Blitzkrieg in 1940 and about the hard
battles of the
The second part of the book guides you along the French border to discover all the forts and various casemates. This approach has never been done before.
Per sector you have the history about what happened there. Per fort you have a travel route, a description with a schema and the history of that particular fort.
The last chapter gives an
impression of the different concept of the Maginot fortresses in the south of
The book is largely decorated with maps, schema's, actual photos and photos from 1940 and 1944 in an amazing "then and now" situation.
Title : De Maginotlinie, van de Noordzee tot de Rijn
Editor : Lannoo in
Author : Frank Philippart
ISBN : 978-90-209-7163-7
First edition : Feb 2008
Pages : 487
Illustrations : 286
Language : dutch
Another book of the same author : De Atlantikwall, Van Willemstad tot de Somme