On Raven Hill: The Maginot Line

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On Raven Hill The exceptional speed with which Germany defeated France in 1940 sent shock waves around the world. The first-rate military power had been completely defeated in just six weeks. The French Army relied on the doctrine and weapons used during World War I, while the German Army was confident in the new weapons and training they had learned. The French created a line they thought would be impenetrable and called it The Maginot Line. The Maginot Line defenses were involved in battle to protect France’s borders with Germany. The Maginot line was a result from France’s experience during World War I. The structure of the line was a series of forts built in a never-ending line. These forts were approximately 15 kilometers apart.

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