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Ouvrage Col d'Agnon
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Ouvrage Col d'Agnon is located in France
Coordinates 43°57′02″N 7°29′13″E / 43.95064°N 7.48687°E / 43.95064; 7.48687Coordinates: 43°57′02″N 7°29′13″E / 43.95064°N 7.48687°E / 43.95064; 7.48687
Built by CORF/MOM
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel, rock excavation
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Italian invasion of France, Operation Dragoon
Ouvrage Col d'Agnon
Type of work: Small artillery work (Petit ouvrage)
sector
└─sub-sector
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
└─Authion, Quartier Cabanes-Vielles
Regiment: 85th BAF
Number of blocks: 3
Strength: 1 officer, 58 men

Ouvrage Col d'Agnon is a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line. The ouvrage consists of two entry blocks and one observation block facing Italy at an altitude of 998 metres (3,270 ft). The ouvrage was manned by 59 soldiers in 1940 under Sub-Lieutenant Lacour.[1] The position was sited to observe the Roya valley.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Puelinckx, Jean; Aublet, Jean-Louis & Mainguin, Sylvie (2010). "Col d'Agnon (po)" (in French). Index de la Ligne Maginot. fortiff.be. http://www.fortiff.be/maginot/index.php?p=5886. Retrieved 27 January 2010. 
  2. ^ Mary, Jean-Yves; Hohnadel, Alain; Sicard, Jacques (2009) (in French). Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, Tome 5. Histoire & Collections. p. 54. ISBN 978-2-35250-127-5. 

Bibliography

  • 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
  • Mary, Jean-Yves; Hohnadel, Alain; Sicard, Jacques. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, Tome 4 - La fortification alpine. Paris, Histoire & Collections, 2009. ISBN 978-2-915239-46-1 (French)
  • Mary, Jean-Yves; Hohnadel, Alain; Sicard, Jacques. Hommes et Ouvrages de la Ligne Maginot, Tome 5. Paris, Histoire & Collections, 2009. ISBN 978-2-35250-127-5 (French)

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