Contents

WORLD WAR II

'RESCUE  AT DRUMSHEE'

Worksheet  5

TIMELINE

Modern/
20th century

Century

20 AD

Maginot Line

Read & Write

Chapter 7


1 Who built the Maginot forts?



2 Where were they built?



  1. Which country did not have Maginot forts along its border?



4 How were the forts connected to each other?



5 What else was underground?

Draw...!

A plan of the Maginot forts along the French/ German border..

Fact File

The Maginot Line was built by the French along its north-eastern border. It was an immense fortification, complete with its own rail system, huge guns, air-conditioned living quarters of the troops, all made of a concrete that was thicker and stronger than ever used before.

Explore...!


Ask your parents or your teacher whether you might look up The Maginot Line on the Internet. See if you can find the words of the George Formby song about it.

Imagine......!


You are a soldier in a Maginot Fort. Write a diary entry for one day and what you did during that time.


Imagine that you are in the last fort near the Belgian border. Describe how you can see the German soldiers invading Belgium.