Originally Posted by mcguyver
Not on the French-bashing-bandwagon here, but the irony of France is that they spent what would be billions in todays dollars to build a barrier, then the Germans go around it and beat the combined armies of England and France with inferior numbers of troops and equipment. And all because the spent a few dollars on radios that the others saw as useless. It would be worth a good laugh, if not for the millions who died over arrogance and stupidity.
And PTW owners, they drive me nutzorz!!!
La ligne Maginot, like everything else, was built according to WWI standards. That was the problem of all countries back then. The German army was years ahead. Anyway, Belgium bailed out on building their part of the Maginot line and that's where the German attacked.