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ⓘ Fortified Sector of Savoy. The Fortified Section of Savoy was the French military organization that in 1940 controlled the section of the Alpine Line portion of ..




Fortified Sector of Savoy
                                     

ⓘ Fortified Sector of Savoy

The Fortified Section of Savoy was the French military organization that in 1940 controlled the section of the Alpine Line portion of the Maginot Line facing Italy in the Savoy region. The sector constituted part of the Alpine Line portion of the Maginot Line, between the Defensive Sector of the Rhone to the north, and the Fortified Sector of the Dauphine to the south. The works combined a number of pre-1914 fortifications with Maginot-style ouvrages, with many forward-positioned cavern-style frontier stations or avant-postes that proved effective in holding invading forces near the order.

The sector formed a discontinuous line of about 100 kilometres 62 Mi along Frances border with Italy, from the Aiguille de glaciers on the Mont Blanc massif, through Bourg-Saint-Maurice on Mouliniere peak of the massif des Cerces, in Valloire. In the sectors of fortifications barred the valley and the passes through the Alps, in particular, routes on the Petit St Bernard across the Tarentaise valley and of Mont-Cenis pass through the Maurienne valley.

Sectors of fortifications were built in the 1930s and saw combat during the Italian invasion of France in 1940, and later, during the Second battle of the Alps in 1944. 1940s steps were successful in holding with the Italian invasion, but the surrender of France in General, the work remained in the Italian occupation. Some fortifications were renovated in the 1950s, during the Cold war, and was finally abandoned by the end of 1960-ies. Some of the fortifications have been preserved as museums and can be visited.

                                     
  • The Fortified Sector of the Dauphine Secteur Fortifie du Dauphine was the French military organization that in 1940 controlled the section of the Alpine
  • honour of the old fort. It was incorporated into the sub - sector of Tarentaise of the fortified sector of Savoy part of the Alpine Line extension of the
  • difficult terrain along the Italian portion of the border. It was therefore lightly fortified Its chief fortified position was the 19th - century Fort l Ecluse
  • divided into three major sectors. From north to south, they were: Fortified Sector of Savoy secteur fortifie de Savoie divided into two principal sections
  • an infantry abri or shelter. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine for a broader discussion of the Dauphine sector of the Alpine Line. Block 1 north entry
  • built between 1931 and 1935. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine for a broader discussion of the Dauphine sector of the Alpine Line. Block 1 entry
  • an infantry abri or shelter. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine for a broader discussion of the Dauphine sector of the Alpine Line. Block 1 north entry
  • altitude of 2, 680 metres 8, 790 ft Construction work was completed in 1934, but the ouvrage was not armed until 1938. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine
  • one STG observation cloche. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine for a broader discussion of the Dauphine sector of the Alpine Line. Plate - Lombard saw
  • controlled movement along RN 100. See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine for a broader discussion of the Dauphine sector of the Alpine Line. Saint - Ours Bas has
  • Granon as part of the defenses of Briançon and Grenoble. The ouvrage lies at an altitude of 2, 329 metres 7, 641 ft See Fortified Sector of the Dauphine