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The Iron Barrier

The architecture of the Forts of General Séré de Rivieres (1872-1914)

The Iron Barrier
Author: Truttmann, Philippe

Language: French

Detailed history and description of the fortifications designed and built by General Séré de Rivieres in France between 1872 and 1914.

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The book is a detailed history and description of the fortifications designed and built by General Séré de Rivieres in France between 1872 and 1914.

After the lost Franco-Prussian War of 1870/1871, the French needed an new and modernised system of fortifications to be able to defend their country against an enemy attack - all due to political, military and technical changes at that moment. Truttmann describes these changes and the way they influenced the fortifications of that moment.

The book is GIANT - not only for its weight (over 3,5 Kgs.!) and size (34 x 23,5 cm), but moreover for its content. Not only the quantity but also the quality of its content is great. Truttmann describes the characteristics of the fortifications of Seré de Rivieres in great detail - building materials, architectural details, the bridges, armour and armament, optics. etc. The book leaves NO questions unsanswered.

Written in French, the book is illustrated with HUNDREDS of photos, drawings (made by the author himself), plans and maps - mostly in colour. The book is a MONUMENT itself - printed in only 500 copies, this is a book you should own. Don't miss it - the book is simply FANTASTIC!!

    

Original title La Barriere de Fer
L'Architecture des Forts du Général Séré de Rivieres (1872-1914)
Author Truttmann, Philippe
Languages French
Subject MF - Modern fortifications - 19th century
Period 19th and 20th century
Location France
Categories Photobooks, Textual books, Drawings, Plans and maps

Hardcover edition from 2017 (€ 145.00)

BRANDNEW, second print of this famous and fabulous book. ONLY 500 copies printed.

Edition 2
Pages 542
Publication date 2017
Bindings Hardcover
Format 34 x 23,5 cm
Price € 145.00

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