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Coordinates: 49°08′51″N 6°35′40″E / 49.1475°N 6.59444°E / 49.1475; 6.59444

Ouvrage Mottemberg
Part of Maginot Line
Northeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Mottenberg
Type of work: Small artillery work (Petit ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of Boulay

Ouvrage Mottemberg was a lesser work (petit ouvrage) of the Maginot Line. The ouvrage consisted of one entrance block and two infantry blocks, and is located between petits ouvrages Coume Annexe Sud and Kerfent, facing Germany.

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History

On 21 June 1940, Mottemberg fired on German troops attacking petit ouvrage Kerfent. Since Mottemberg was only able to use machine gun fire, the intervention was unsuccessful and Kerfent surrendered [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

See also

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