Maginot Line

Type   Fortification
Historical Name of Location   France

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30 Sep 1939 French forces on the French-German border fell back to the Maginot Line in anticipation of a German invasion.
4 Dec 1939 King George VI arrived in France to inspect British Army and RAF units and to view the French Maginot Line.
16 Jun 1940 Germans broke through to Dijon and reach Besancon in France, while continuing a wide assault on the Maginot Line.

Photographs

German soldiers with a 7.5cm le.IG 18 infantry gun, Maginot Line, France, May 1940German Generalleutnant Kurt Daluege visiting the Ouvrage Hackenberg fortification on the Maginot Line near Thionville, Moselle, France, May 1940; the party was entering the munitions entranceThe entrance to Ouvrage Schoenenbourg along the Maginot Line in Alsace




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WW2-Era Place Name France
Lat/Long 48.9664, 7.9119
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German soldiers with a 7.5cm le.IG 18 infantry gun, Maginot Line, France, May 1940
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