- Uitgever:Frederick Warne
- Bindwijze:Linnen band met stofomslag
- Aantal Pagina's:120
Maginot Line: Myth and Reality
Built as an impregnable defence against a repeat German invasion of France following WWI, this impressive, expensive and extensive system of fortifications was neither complete or effective when the enemy again attacked. In this excellent appraisal of the "Line" Kemp traces the back ground political and military reasons for its construction, the actual building work, the innovation and technical skills employed, its status and effectiveness when WWII began, its performance and effect on early operations, the blitzkreig of 1940, its use under the Germand occupiers and after hostilities ended. The author's account of this enormous undertaking is excellent and he also demolishes many of the myths about the "Line." 120 pages including appendix, notes, bibliography, index, illustrated throughout with b/w photos, plus plans, map, e/paper plans of artillery block and underground power station etc (at rear).