Maginot Line at War 1939-1940

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Research is to see what everybody else has seen and to think what nobody else has thought.”

Albert Szent-Gyorgyi (1893-1986), Hungarian Biochemist, 1937 Nobel Prize for Medicine

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French graves at Verdun photographed by a German soldier in 1940

Archive of primary and secondary documents relevant to the battles for the Maginot Line 1939-40.

US War Department Intelligence Publications.  Subjects dealing with the German Army produced from 1942-44 by Military Intelligence Division of the War Department.

German Infantry Weapons (War Department: May 1943) (11.3 MB)

German Tactical Doctrine (War Department: Dec 1942) (1.2 MB)

German Antiaircraft Artillery (War Department: Feb 1943) (6.6 MB)

German Squad in Combat (War Department: Jan 1943) (1.7 MB)

TM-E9-369A German 88-mm Antiaircraft Gun Material (War Department: June 1943) (12.4 MB)

TM-E 30-451, Handbook on German Military Forces (War Departmnt:1945) (84.8 MB)

 
US Army Foreign Military Studies.  Manuscripts produced by former high-ranking officers of the German Armed Forces under the Foreign Military Studies Program of the Historical Division, United States Army, Europe from 1945-1954.

Notes on the Execution of War Diaries in the German Armed Forces: FMS A-860 (4.5 MB)

Military Maps and Geographic Descriptions: FMS B-336 (5.5 MB)

Organization of Air Defense in the Field: FMS D-111 (4.8 MB)

Operational Basis for the First Phase of the French Campaign in 1940

 
Period Accounts.  Various accounts written during the war.

On the Alsace Front 1940 (The Field Artillery Journal: Oct 1941)

How the Poles Fought in France Part 1 (The Field Artillery Journal: Nov 1941)

How the Poles Fought in France Part 2 (The Field Artillery Journal: Nov 1941)