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  Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Maginot Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Maginot Line (named after French minister of defence André Maginot) was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, machine gun posts and other defenses which France constructed along its borders with Germany and with Italy in the wake of World War I.
When Belgium abrogated the treaty in 1936 and declared neutrality, the Maginot Line was quickly extended along the Franco-Belgian border, but not to the standard of the rest of the Line.
As originally envisioned, the Maginot Line was part of a larger defence plan, in which the attackers would meet with resistance from the French Army, but planning in general failed, leading to the loss of effectiveness of the Line.
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 Maginot Line - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about Maginot Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
It consisted of semi-underground forts joined by underground passages, and was protected by antitank defences; lighter fortifications continued the line to the sea.
In 1940 German forces pierced the Belgian frontier line and outflanked the Maginot Line.
This information should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional.
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 Maginot Line - InfoSearchPoint.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Maginot Line was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, machine gun posts and other defences which France constructed along her borders with Germany and with Italy in the wake of World War I.
Generally the Maginot Line refers to either the entire system or just the defences facing Germany while the Alpine Line is used for the Franco-Italian defences.
As originally envisioned, the Maginot Line was part of a larger defense plan, in which the attackers would meet with resistance from the French Army, but the French did not implement the latter part, leading to the loss of effectiveness of the Line.
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 Maginot Line - HighBeam Encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
MAGINOT LINE [Maginot Line], system of fortifications along the eastern frontier of France, extending from the Swiss border to the Belgian.
Its actual strength was never tested, for the line was flanked by the Germans in their French campaign of 1940.
Like fortified lines since the Great Wall of China, the chief effect it had was to create a false sense of security; it could not eliminate the necessity for mobile warfare, and that particular lesson was thoroughly learned after the French collapse of 1940.
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 The Thickness of Concrete on the Maginot Line
The Thickness of Concrete on the Maginot Line
The thickness of the concrete and the configuration of the steel reinforcement were specified in exquisite detail.
Otherwise, along the precedents set by the builders of the Maginot line, we will pour lots of "quality concrete" into holes that our adversaries will simply overlook as irrelevant.
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 Blast Effects
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thermal energy from the initial blast throughout the 105 square miles would be sufficient to ignite items having the same degree of flammability as thin fl rubber at every point that was in line of sight of the contributing weapons.
Further, survivors may be too injured and so deprived of fire-fighting tools and presented with such an adverse environment of toxins and heat that conducting an organized response would be difficult or impossible.
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