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The ''Metaxas Line'' was a chain of fortifications constructed along the line of the Greco-Bulgarian border, designed to protect Greece in case of a Bulgarian invasion after the rearmament of Bulgaria. It was named after ''Ioannis Metaxas'', the then Prime Minister of Greece, and chiefly consists of tunnels that led to observatories, emplacements and machine-gun nests. The constructions are so sturdy that they survive to this day, some of which are still in active service. Some of them are open to the public.
Fort Roupel, was built in 1914. It became part of the fortifications of the Metaxas Line in the 1930s and became famous for its defence during the German invasion of Greece in April 1941.
The ''FORT ROUPEL'' tells the full history of the fortress including, of course, the legendary battle that took place from 6 to 10 April 1941.
Author: Vasilios Nikoltsios / Anastasia Hadia
Publisher: Word & Image Publications (2005)
Description: 86 pages, Paperback, 205 X 288 mm, 69 age photos, 5 colour photos of museum objects, 6 scale drawings of fortifications, colour cutaway diagram (in two pages) of a typical Metaxas Line's fort, 13 artworks (most in colour), 1 colour map. Text & captions in greek.
Condition: NEW COPY.
Shipping weight: 610 gr.