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Ouvrage La Dea
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Ouvrage La Déa is located in France
Coordinates 43°57′06″N 7°27′22″E / 43.95156°N 7.45618°E / 43.95156; 7.45618Coordinates: 43°57′06″N 7°27′22″E / 43.95156°N 7.45618°E / 43.95156; 7.45618
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 La Déa
Type of work: Large artillery work (Gros ouvrage)
sector
└─sub-sector
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
└─Authion, Quartier Cabanes-Vielles
Regiment: 75th and 85th BAF
Number of blocks: 3
Strength: 2 officers, 79 men

Ouvrage La Déa, also known as the Petit Ouvrage de la baisse de la Déa, 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 1,777 metres (5,830 ft), armed with one observation cloche and one machine gun embrasure. The ouvrage was manned by 81 soldiers in 1940, and commanded by sous-lieutenant Guillemin.[1] The position was sited to control the Maglia valley. A fourth block with three machine gun positions was not built.[2]

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References

  1. ^ Puelinckx, Jean; Aublet, Jean-Louis & Mainguin, Sylvie (2010). "Déa (po de la baisse de la)" (in French). Index de la Ligne Maginot. fortiff.be. http://www.fortiff.be/maginot/index.php?p=5882. 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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Ouvrage La Dea
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage La Dea
Type of work: Large artillery work (Grand ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of the Maritime Alps
Number of blocks: 3

Ouvrage La Dea was a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line. The ouvrage consisted of two entry blocks and one observation block facing Italy.

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

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