Andre Maginot


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French politician who proposed the Maginot Line (1877-1932)

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The murder stories that begin each chapter capture the reader's attention as do curious details such as Andre Maginot's death from eating bad oysters.
In 1929 Andre Maginot, the French minister of war and a veteran of Verdun, began pushing for the creation of massive defenses that would cut off German invasion routes into France.
Named after France's war minister, Andre Maginot, the Line was an elaborate, permanent fortification - a 200-mile line of defense designed to prevent an assault by the Germans.
Nevertheless, France began construction of a heavily fortified Maginot Line at its border with Germany, so-called after Andre Maginot (1877-1932), the French minister of war.