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Ouvrage Roche Lacroix
Part of Maginot Line, Alpine Line
Southeast France
Construction
materials
Concrete, steel
In use Abandoned
Controlled by France
Battles/wars Battle of France
Ouvrage Roche Lacroix
Type of work: Large artillery work (Grand ouvrage)
sector
Fortified Sector of Dauphine
Number of blocks: 6

Ouvrage Roche Lacroix was a work (gros ouvrage) of the Maginot Line's Alpine extension, the Alpine Line, also known as the Little Maginot Line. The ouvrage consisted of one entry block, two infantry blocks, one artillery block and two observation blocks facing Italy in the vicinity of the Col de Larche.

History

As Italian troops advanced into France on 20 June 1940, they were bombarded by Roche Lacroix's 75mm gun turret, supported by fire from Saint Ours Haut, stopping the advance [1].

References

  1. ^ Kauffmann, p. 178
  • 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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