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What was important about the Maginot Line?

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Answered 2008-05-04 11:38:12

It was designed and built to fight another WWI, but was ill prepared to deal with the changes in weapons and tactics developed after that war. WWII battles would be mobile instead of static, fortifications were a thing of the past.

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Line in France bypassed by attacking Germans?

Maginot Line

Line in france by passed by attacking germans?

Maginot Line.

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Why is it called the maginot line?

Named after Andre Maginot, French defensive minister during it's creation.

How long was the maginot line?

450mi (720km).

Why wasn't the Maginot Line successful?

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What was the line of defense called along the french border?

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