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Coordinates: 43°50′14″N 7°27′29″E / 43.83722°N 7.45806°E / 43.83722; 7.45806

Ouvrage Castillon
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Castillon
Type of work: Large artillery work (Grand ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
Number of blocks: 5

Ouvrage Castillon was a work (gros ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also called the Little Maginot Line. The ouvrage consisted of one entry block, two infantry blocks and two artillery blocks facing Italy.

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History

The Italian Modena Division attacked Castillon on 24 June 1940 as part of an advance on Sospel, but was unable to advance before the armistice [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. 180

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