The Maginot Line and the Fall of France
APRIL 20, 2019
Image by Jean-LouisBourgogne from Pixabay. After their experiences in the first World War the British and French High Commands assumed that any new war with Germany would be similar to WW1 – a massive static engagement between two huge armies. So the French built the Maginot Line, named after the French Minister of War, André Maginot. It ran along the entire French border with Italy, Switzerland, Germany, and Luxembourg and consisted of massive defensive fortifications.