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This memorial to Andrea Maginot illustrates his exploits during the fighting around Verdun where he was severely wounded in the knee but continued to fight. He had volunteered to fight despite a career as a local politician. After the war he returned to politics and fought tirelessly for French war veterans and served as Minister of Pensions. He was later better known outside of France for the infamous Maginot Line of defenses built between the world wars to try and defend France. He died in 1932 before it was completed, however and it was named in his honor.

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