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Ouvrage Janus
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Janus
Type of work: Large artillery work (Grand ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of Dauphine
Number of blocks: 8

Ouvrage Janus was a work (gros ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, located to the east of Briançon on near the Col de Montgenèvre. The ouvrage consisted of one entry block, two infantry blocks, two artillery blocks, two observation blocks and one combination block facing Italy. Built on the site of the old Fort Janus, it retained the old fort's 95mm naval guns and added two 75mm guns [1]

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History

On 20 June 1940 the ouvrage was fired upon by the Italian Fort Chaberton [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. ^ a b Kauffmann, p. 177

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