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Ligne jaune

I’ve long heard about the Maginot Line, the military fortifications meant to prevent France from ever falling again to German invasion, but I didn’t know anything about the details. The ill-fated line was named after André Maginot, born on February … Continue reading

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Battre la campagne

French politician André Maginot was born on February 17, 1877. He’s most famous as the man who pushed for a line of defensive fortifications between France and Germany after World War I while he was the Minister of War. He … Continue reading

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