Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

martes, 20 de marzo de 2012

What is the Maginot Line?

Every now and then Albert comes into the classroom, especially in 1º Bachillerato A, and makes reference to the MAGINOT LINE. As most students are always wondering what on earth this elderly teacher is talking about, he has just had the idea to make this entry. I hope you'll enjoy this piece of history.

8 comentarios:

  1. I had never heard about the Maginot Line before. It is a fort which protected France from German's attacks. In my opinion, it is a fantastic strategy to defend against the enemy, Frenchmen were very intelligent building it. They spent a lot of money and effort building it. Also they spent time because it took fourteen years to build this fort. It was an impressive work and I admire very much the persons who build it.

    Mireya González Paredes 2ºA BACH

  2. I never heard about the Maginot line that's is the complete system of fortifications, or exclusively to refer to defenses against Germany. Is true that the classroom 1º bachillerato A is a little disordered, but I don't think it looks so much like the maginot line. I think that maginot line was a big construction of strength but didn't serve of much.

    Paula Martin Guirado 1ºA BACH

  3. The Maginot Line! I've read a lot of this defense line because I have a Second World War Web so I've been heard this before.

    It was built by France to defend this country from German's Attacks. Later Germany conquered France easily. I think our class is the Atlantic line, because Albert usually defends himsenf from our attacks.

    Our class should be better!

    By: JuanJosé Rovira Medina 1ºA Bach

  4. I haven't listned or read anything about the Maginot Line. This is the first thing that I know about it.

    I think that it's a good fort. I would like to visit it, I love history!

    Despite French finalising losing the war, I think it was a really important element in the Second War. Maybe it should has been studied more to discovered a way which let French maintain it whithout spend too much money.

  5. I studied the First World War in history, but I didn't know about the existence of Maginot line. In this war, there were more than 50 million people dead, and when it ended, peace treaties were signed for the war wouldn't start again.
    It is interesting because it is the largest military defense line built, it cost over 5,000 million francs (over 5,000 million euros), and it was built in 10 years.
    It had 108 forts and 400 km of galleries. Besides, It had air conditioning, comfortable eating areas and underground railways, but the Maginot Line didn't prevent the defeat of France, so this line is considered the worst and most expensive line of history.
    By: Noelia Fernández Béjar 2º Bach A

  6. Oh, Maginot Line, it was a big fail, one of the most expensive constructions of the age, the Germans have armored units and armed aircrafts, in the pictures of Wikipedia we can see really cool places, I would like to have a walk in these places and feel like a french builder.

    Ignacio Castilla 1º Bac C

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  8. This is the first time that I hear Maginot Line. The Maginot Line was a vast fortification that spread along the French and German border, but became a military liability when the Germans attacked France in the spring of 1940. This line is named Maginot Line because the Minister of War was Maginot, and he gave the financing for the construction of this line. The Maginot Line was started constructing in 1922 and it was finished in 1936. In 1939 the line was elongated from Switzerland up to Luxembourg. The line didn’t avoid the defeat of France at the beginning of the Second World War in 1940, because the Germans surrounded the Maginot Line for its western extremity.