Fortress France

Discusses the gun-bearing fortifications and coastal defenses of France created between the world wars and challenges the premise that the defeat of France in World War II was the result of a misplaced reliance on the Maginot Line for its ...

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Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Stackpole Books

ISBN: 0811733955

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 951

Discusses the gun-bearing fortifications and coastal defenses of France created between the world wars and challenges the premise that the defeat of France in World War II was the result of a misplaced reliance on the Maginot Line for its defense.

Fortress France

Challenges the premise that the defeat of France in World War II was the result of a misplaced reliance on the Maginot Line for its defense.

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Author: J. E. Kaufmann

Publisher: Praeger

ISBN: 0275983455

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 713

Challenges the premise that the defeat of France in World War II was the result of a misplaced reliance on the Maginot Line for its defense.

Yale French Studies

What have been referred to as France's " natural " frontiers are almost exactly the
borders Vauban thought could be perfectly defended against invasion . Vauban
made the kingdom of France coextensive with the fortress . Vauban's writings ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B4815473

Category: France

Page:

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Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

They took twelve days to batter their way through the 'Gateway to Belgium', losing thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defences.This is the epic ...

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Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781473830127

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 929

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Lige. They took twelve days to batter their way through the 'Gateway to Belgium', losing thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defences.This is the epic struggle that Clayton Donnell depicts in this compelling account of a neglected aspect of the battles that followed the outbreak of the Great War. Not only does he reconstruct the German attack on the strongpoints they encountered along the entire invasion line, but he traces the history and design of these fixed defences and analyses the massive military building programmes undertaken by the French, the Germans and the Belgians between 1871 and 1914. Thousands of huge forts, infantry strongpoints, bunkers, casemates and shelters were dug out along the French and German borders. The German Moselstellung and Steinbruch-stellung were born. These massive concrete fortress systems with steel gun turrets and diesel motors to generate electricity were a completely new concept of fortress design.As war approached, France and Germany devised plans to overcome each other's powerful armies and these border defences. The French plan avoided contact with the German fortress system. But the Kaiser's army faced twelve forts at Lige, nine more at Namur, and then the strongpoints of the first and second Sr de Rivires lines. Clayton Donnell provides a gripping narrative of the violent confrontation that followed.

The Atlantic Wall 1

This book deals solely with the structures on the French coast, starting with the Pas-de-Calais and extending down to Spain.

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Author: Steven J. Zaloga

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849080620

Category: History

Page: 64

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Germany's Atlantic Wall was the most ambitious military fortification program of World War II. With Germany's gradual loss of the strategic initiative to the Allies, in 1942 Hitler was forced to construct an impenetrable wall of fortifications along the Atlantic and Mediterranean coast. This book deals solely with the structures on the French coast, starting with the Pas-de-Calais and extending down to Spain. It features detailed illustrations and diagrams of the various sections of the Atlantic Wall and the role that they played, giving a thoughtful analysis of some of the most accessible fortifications of World War II.

The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600 1763

This title reviews the lengthy chain of forts built to guard the French frontier in the American northeast from the province of Quebec through New York State to Pennsylvania and Indiana.

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Author: René Chartrand

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 1846032555

Category: History

Page: 64

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"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th century. At its peak in the early 18th century its territory was huge, stretching from Newfoundland to the Gulf of Mexico. This title reviews the lengthy chain of forts built to guard the French frontier in the American northeast from the province of Quebec through New York State to Pennsylvania and Indiana. Among the sites examined are forts Chambly, St. Frédéric (Crown Point), Carillon (Ticonderoga), Duquesne (Pittsburgh, PA), Ouiatenon (Quebec) and Vincennes (IN). These forts, some of them well-preserved and popular tourist destinations, ranged from large and elaborate, stone-built structures with classic, Vauban-style elements, to little more than cabins surrounded by stockades. Some, such as Chambly, looked more like medieval castles in their earliest forms. Formerly Senior Curator with National Historic Sites of Canada, historian René Chartrand examines the different fort-types and the French military technology that went into their construction, and describes the strategic vision that led to their construction, their part in the conflicts with the British colonies in the east and the Indian nations of the interior, and their effect on trade.

The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600 1763

René Chartrand examines the different types of forts built by the French, describing the strategic vision that led to their construction, their impact upon the British colonies and the Indian nations of the interior, and the French ...

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Author: René Chartrand

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781472803184

Category: History

Page: 64

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'New France' consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America. This title takes a look at the lengthy chain of forts built by the French to guard the frontier in the American northeast, including Sorel, Chambly, St Jean, Carillon (Ticonderoga), Duquesne (Pittsburgh, PA), and Vincennes. These forts were of two types: the major stone forts, and other forts made of wood and earth, all of which varied widely in style from Vauban-type elements to cabins surrounded by a stockade. Some forts, such as Chambly, looked more like medieval castles in their earliest incarnations. René Chartrand examines the different types of forts built by the French, describing the strategic vision that led to their construction, their impact upon the British colonies and the Indian nations of the interior, and the French military technology that went into their construction.

Verdun to the Vosges Impressions of the War on the Fortress Frontier of France

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Author: Gerald Campbell

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN: EAN:4064066134846

Category: Fiction

Page: 1924

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"Verdun to the Vosges: Impressions of the War on the Fortress Frontier of France" by Gerald Campbell. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Europeanizing Contention

This book explores the Europeanization of contention through an in-depth, comparative analysis of French and German pro-asylum movements since the end of the 1990s.

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Author: Pierre Monforte

Publisher: Berghahn Books

ISBN: 9780857459978

Category: Social Science

Page: 264

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What are the consequences of European integration on social movements? Who are the “winners” and the “losers” of Europe’s organized civil society? This book explores the Europeanization of contention through an in-depth, comparative analysis of French and German pro-asylum movements since the end of the 1990s. Through an examination of their networks, discourses, and collective actions, it shows that the groups composing these movements display different degrees and forms of Europeanization, reflected in different fields of protest. More generally, it shows the multiple strategies implemented by activists to Europeanize their scope of mobilization and by doing so participate in the construction of a European public sphere.

Forts Castles

Presidio , San Francisco , California , 76 Principe , Havana , Cuba , 61 Quebec ,
Castle St . Louis , 63 - 64 Civil War ( U . S . ) , 63 , 68 , 69 , 69 – 71 Commarin
Castle , France , 53 concentric fortifications , 31 , 37 , 79 Conquistadors , 7 , 58 -
63 ...

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Author: Terri Hardin

Publisher: Todtri Book Pub

ISBN: 1577170326

Category: Architecture

Page: 80

View: 474

Looks at the rise and evolution of forts and castles throughout history.

The Forts of New France

This title, which follows on from Fortress 27: French Fortresses in North America 1534-1763: Qu_bec, Montr_al, Louisbourg and New Orleans and Fortress 75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763, takes a look at the forts ...

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Author: René Chartrand

Publisher: Osprey Publishing

ISBN: 184603504X

Category: History

Page: 64

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"New France" consisted of the area colonized and ruled by France in North America from the 16th to the 18th centuries. This title, which follows on from Fortress 27: French Fortresses in North America 1534-1763: Qu_bec, Montr_al, Louisbourg and New Orleans and Fortress 75: The Forts of New France in Northeast America 1600-1763, takes a look at the forts guarding the frontier defenses of New France from the Great Lakes, down the Mississippi River to the Gulf of Mexico. Among the sites examined are forts Cr_vecoeur (Illinois), Biloxi (on the Mississippi), St Jean-Baptiste (Louisiana), Natchitoches (Louisiana), de Chartres (on the Mississippi), Cond_ (Alabama), and Toulouse (Alabama).

The Crumbling Fortress

What do you know about France ? You come over to Europe in boats , play at war
for a bit and then clear off again . ” “ Now listen , ” said Bordon , " we didn't come
to France for the fun of it . As a Frenchman you should have a slightly better ...

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Author: Willi Heinrich

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B185714

Category: World War, 1939-1945

Page: 398

View: 431

The Vauban Fortifications of France

This book provides not only a modern listing of his varied interventions and their fates, but also a wide-ranging discussion of just how and why they pushed forward the international boundaries of the arts of fortification.

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Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781849080415

Category: History

Page: 64

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Vauban was the foremost military engineer of France, not only during his lifetime, but also throughout the 18th century when his legacy and methods remained in place almost unchanged. Indeed, his expertise and experience in the construction, defence, and attack of fortresses is unrivalled by any of his contemporaries, of any nationality. In all three of those fields he was a significant innovator and prolific exponent, having planned approximately 160 major defensive projects and directed over 50 sieges. This book provides not only a modern listing of his varied interventions and their fates, but also a wide-ranging discussion of just how and why they pushed forward the international boundaries of the arts of fortification.

Every Factory a Fortress

With a style that captures the vivid character of these experiences, Every Factory a Fortress tells the story of the Paris metal workers, who succeeded in organizing the largest Communist union in the Western world, reshaping the parameters ...

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Author: Michael Torigian

Publisher:

ISBN: UCSC:32106014905241

Category: History

Page: 260

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French trade unions played a historical role in the 1930s quite unlike that of any other labor movement. Against a backdrop of social unrest, parliamentary crisis, and impending world war, industrial unionists in the great metal-fabricating plants of the Paris Region carried out a series of street mobilizations, factory occupations, and general strikes that were virtually unique in Western history. The unionization of the metal industry, following a series of anti-fascist demonstrations and plant seizures, would constitute the defining episode in modern French labor history and one of the great chapters in European social history. Yet little is known of these extraordinary events. With a style that captures the vivid character of these experiences, Every Factory a Fortress tells the story of the Paris metal workers, who succeeded in organizing the largest Communist union in the Western world, reshaping the parameters of French social relations, and, ultimately, altering the course of French destinies.

The Art of War of Revolutionary France 1789 1802

( The best modern explanations are in Duffy , Fire & Stone and The Fortress . ) It
is true that Longwy and Verdun had surrendered unexpectedly quickly in the
summer of 1792 . In 1793 Mainz had been brought to its knees over a month
before ...

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Author: Paddy Griffith

Publisher: Greenhill Books/Lionel Leventhal

ISBN: UOM:39015047098432

Category: History

Page: 304

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33 maps and diagrams & 40 illustrations & 26 tables & 6 x 9 & Comprehensive study of a crucial military period & New information on the generals of Revolutionary France Between the Fall of the Bastille and the Peace of Amiens, French revolutionary armies scored resounding victories over the armies of Austria, Prussia, Britain, and Spain. Paddy Griffith captures the verve and excitement of these campaigns, which together demonstrated that French armies were the most powerful in the world, even before Napoleon's legendary Grande Arme. The period was, in fact, a major turning point in the history of warfare. This wide-ranging volume covers army organization, operations in the various theaters of war, the navy, Representatives on Mission, the government's relationship with the armies, and armies in battle. Also examined are the important figures of the time, including Dumouriez, Jourdan, Hoche, and Carnot. Paddy Griffith was a senior lecturer in war studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst for 16 years. He is the author of numerous articles and books on the history of warfare, including Battle Tactics of the Western Front, 1916-18 and The Viking Art of War.

Fortress Europe Or a Europe of Fortresses

The FN has one major political objective : to stop immigration into France and block the road to cultural pluralism . With such slogans as “ France for the ...

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Author: Harlan Koff

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9052014434

Category: Political Science

Page: 335

View: 877

The integration of non-EU migrants is one of the most salient issues in contemporary European politics and social scientists have dedicated significant attention to this question. Even though this field is generally characterized by its richness, its weakness has been its focus on specific aspects of immigration, such as political participation, immigrant entrepreneurship, models of citizenship, etc. This book addresses migrant integration in its complexity. First, it compares and analyzes local integration regimes because levels and modes of integration vary throughout Europe, all the way to the sub-national level. Second, the book discusses integration issues in various arenas, including political party systems, welfare regimes, social movements, civil society, economic sectors, housing, urban planning, and crime. In doing so, the study addresses the relationships between integration in various spheres, thus embracing the complexity of integration processes. Finally, the book attempts to explain the links between political, economic and social integration through interdisciplinary analysis based on power, class and status.

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914

The French forts were strictly defensive, yet, as we will see, the French plan allowed for the flexibility to launch an attack if the opportunity presented ...

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Author: Clayton Donnell

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781848848139

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 968

Breaking the Fortress Line 1914 offers a fascinating new perspective on the German offensive against France and Belgium in 1914. In graphic detail it describes the intense fighting that took place around the forts and fortified cities that stood in the path of the German invasion. The ordeal began with the German assault on the mighty fortress of Liège. They took twelve days to batter their way through the 'Gateway to Belgium', losing thousands of men in repeated frontal assaults, and they had to bring up the heaviest siege artillery ever used to destroy the defences.??This is the epic struggle that Clayton Donnell depicts in this compelling account of a neglected aspect of the battles that followed the outbreak of the Great War. Not only does he reconstruct the German attack on the strongpoints they encountered along the entire invasion line, but he traces the history and design of these fixed defences and analyses the massive military building programmes undertaken by the French, the Germans and the Belgians between 1871 and 1914. ??Thousands of huge forts, infantry strongpoints, bunkers, casemates and shelters were dug out along the French and German borders. The German Moselstellung and Steinbruch-stellung were born. These massive concrete fortress systems with steel gun turrets and diesel motors to generate electricity were a completely new concept of fortress design.??As war approached, France and Germany devised plans to overcome each other's powerful armies and these border defences. The French plan avoided contact with the German fortress system. But the Kaiser's army faced twelve forts at Liège, nine more at Namur, and then the strongpoints of the first and second Séré de Rivières lines. Clayton Donnell provides a gripping narrative of the violent confrontation that followed.

History of the War Between Germany and France

It had been made a rendezvous of Prussian officers who found pleasant quarters
in its magnificent halls, and it was decided by the French Commander to destroy
it. Accordingly the guns of the fortress of Mont Valérien were directed against it, ...

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Author: James Dabney McCabe

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:$B788368

Category: Franco-Prussian War, 1870-1871

Page: 740

View: 988