Maginot

  • (noun): French politician who proposed the Maginot Line (1877-1932).
    Synonyms: Andre Maginot

Some articles on maginot:

Maginot Barracks
... Maginot Barracks (French Caserne Maginot) in Verdun, France, is located near the west end of town, and has served as a military base for the French and American armies at different times over ... The barracks was named for André Maginot, the Minister of War responsible for the Maginot Line, who had served as an enlisted man at Verdun in World War I ...
List Of Alpine Line Ouvrages
... This is the list of all ouvrages of the Alpine Line or Little Maginot Line along the Franco-Italian border, organized by sector and type of ... For a list of the ouvrages of the main Maginot Line, refer to List of Maginot Line ouvrages ...
André Maginot - Early Years, To World War I
... Maginot was born in Paris, but spent a part of his youth in Alsace-Lorraine, the region where later on the line of fortifications that he advocated would be constructed ... After taking the civil service exam, in 1897 Maginot began his career in the French bureaucracy, where he would serve for the rest of his life ... When the war began, Maginot enlisted in the army and was posted along the Lorraine front ...
Alpine Line - Construction
... already begun on Ouvrage Rimplas, which was in fact the first Maginot ouvrage to be built in either the northeast or southeast ... Rimplas was a prototype project, not representative of other alpine or Maginot positions ... Compared with the northeastern Maginot positions, the Alpine fortifications made comparatively little use of retracting turrets, using instead concreted casemates in ...
Ouvrage Roche-la-Croix
... Ouvrage Roche-la-Croix is a work (gros ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also known as the Little Maginot Line ... The fort's pre-Maginot armament was six 138mm guns in casemates with a magazine excavated in the rock ... from the ditch and caponers was obliterated by the Maginot construction ...