Maginot External Defences

 



Barbed wire picket from the Line. 


Barbed wire from the Maginot Line.

The French Model 1935 anti-tank mine. These were used extensively in front of the forts of the Maginot Line. Above, with cover removed; below, complete.


Barriers through the anti-tank and anti-personell outer defences were vital in order to allow normal life to continue in peace time. These were electrified in the event of war, to prevent them being easily opened by attackers. Wiring information sign. (Above) Warning sign. (Below)


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