Friday, April 21, 2017

Fact of the Day: Maginot Line

The Maginot Line was a series of fortifications and other defensive barriers along France's eastern border. It was built after World War I to deter another German invasion. To avoid causing conflict, the line did not extend to Belgium. When the Germans invaded Belgium and conquered France in early World War II, the Maginot Line proved to be rather useless.  

10 comments:

Debra She Who Seeks said...

A wall is useless if someone can just go around it. Hmmmm.

Martha said...

Interesting

Pat Hatt said...

All that work for nadda

Christine said...

Interesting.

Celia said...

Should have been named the Imaginary Line. Sad history.

NanaDiana said...

That is pretty interesting, Adam. Another thing I would have never known without seeing it here!

stephen Hayes said...

It's become synonymous with something that just doesn't work.

Huggybear said...

Yes it was a bit of a disaster military wise.
Why worry about a wall when you can go around it?

Take note "Turnip Top" - ha ha.
According to the news here, "Turnip Top" is a bit upset with those
pesky people on the northern border........another wall???????
Justin !!! What have you done?
Colin

Birgit said...

This was hopeless and, in this case, wish it would have worked. No wall ever works

Fundy Blue said...

I hate war! I sure hope we don't stumble into one.