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Coordinates: 45°09′26″N 6°40′02″E / 45.15722°N 6.66722°E / 45.15722; 6.66722

Ouvrage Arrondaz
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Partly buried, one block used as shop
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Arrondaz
Type of work: Small artillery work (Petit ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of Savoy
Number of blocks: 3

Ouvrage Arrondaz was a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also known as the Little Maginot Line. The ouvrage consisted of one entry block, one infantry block, and one observation block facing Italy in the vicinity of the Col de Fréjus. All but one of the blocks are buried.

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History

On 24 June the ouvrage was attacked with its neighbor gros ouvrage Pas du Roc by the 1 Infantry Division Superga. Supporting fire from neighboring forts repelled the attack[1]

References

  • Allcorn, William. The Maginot Line 1928-45. Oxford: Osprey Publishing, 2003. ISBN 1-84176-646-1
  • Kauffmann, J.E. and Kaufmann, H.W. Fortress France: The Maginot Line and French Defenses in World War II, 2006. ISBN 0-275-98345-5

Notes

  1. ^ Kauffmann, p. 178

See also

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