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Imaginary sceneries of the Maginot line, 1930-1940

di Joelle Beurier
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 39 (2012), p. 29

Most of the studies on the Maginot Line focuse on the military aspects of its history. By means of images, novels, scientific articles, written and illustrated press of the time, this article aim to comprehend the mental representations of the Maginot Line before and after the outbreak of the war. The famous fortification turns out to be a pointer to the French inability to efficiently enter the war. Key words: Imaginary sceneries, inviolability, trauma, 1914-1918, litteratures, war cultures