The German Fortress of Metz 1870–1944

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The German Fortress of Metz 1870–1944

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Following the defeat of France in the Franco-Prussian War of 1870–71, the German Army began to construct a fortress line from Strasbourg to Luxembourg to protect their new territory, the centrepiece of which was the great Moselstellung (Moselle Position) of Metz / Thionville. Illustrated with rare photographs and full-colour cutaway artwork, this book examines the design and development of the fortress and analyses its use in combat, focusing particularly on the part it played in holding up General Patton's Third Army's advance across France in 1944.

Product details

Published Jan 20 2013
Format Ebook (Epub & Mobi)
Edition 1st
Extent 64
ISBN 9781472800251
Imprint Osprey Publishing
Illustrations 6 col
Series Fortress
Short code FOR 78
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing

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Brian Delf

BRIAN DELF began his career producing artwork for…

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