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Harvard Historical Monographs 64

To the Maginot Line

The Politics of French Military Preparation in the 1920’s

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ISBN 9780674023864

Publication Date: 09/30/2006

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The decision to fortify northeastern France has usually been considered a tragic mistake, an example of bad planning and missed opportunities. Not so, says Judith M. Hughes, who provides a convincing view of how France’s military and political leaders tried to safeguard their nation and why they failed. As critic Michael Hurst writes in The American Historical Review, “The trends of French interwar history are deftly carried through onto these pages with an unobtrusive lucidity and persuasiveness.”

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