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Coordinates: 48°59′46″N 7°46′27″E / 48.99616°N 7.77415°E / 48.99616; 7.77415

Ouvrage Lembach
Part of Maginot Line
Northeast France
Maginot Ouvrage Lembach Block1.JPG
Infantry Block 1
Ouvrage Lembach is located in France
Position within France
Type Petit Ouvrage
Coordinates 48°59′46″N 7°46′27″E / 48.99616°N 7.77415°E / 48.99616; 7.77415Coordinates: 48°59′46″N 7°46′27″E / 48.99616°N 7.77415°E / 48.99616; 7.77415
Built by CORF
Construction
materials
Concrete, Steel
In use Abandoned
Open to
the public
No
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Maginot Ouvrage Lembach Bloc2.JPG
Infantry Block 2
Ouvrage Lembach
Type of work: Small artillery work (Petit ouvrage)
sector

Number of blocks: 4

Ouvrage Lembach was a petit ouvrage of the Maginot Line. Lembach was adjoined by petit ouvrage Grand Hohekirkel at some distance to its left and gros ouvrage Four a Chaux to its right, and faced the German frontier.

Lembach comprised an entry block, two infantry blocks and one observation block.

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History

On 19 June 1940, Lembach was fired on by advancing German forces. Later in the day, Lembach and other ouvrages were bombed by Stukas with no significant effect. The next day an attack was repelled with artillery support from Hochwald [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. 172-173

See also

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