The Maginot Line named after the French Minister of war André Maginot was a line of concrete fortifications, obstacles, and weapon installations built by France in the 1930s to deter invasion by Germany and force them to move around the fortifications. Constructed on the French side of its borders with Italy, Switzerland, Germany and Luxembourg, the line did not extend to the English Channel due to French strategy that envisioned a move into Belgium to counter a German assault.
Around 2010 the bunkers got a lot of damage from copper thieves. Some bunkers were even broken open and then they drove with a car inside and loaded all the copper in the car. Not to mention the fact that they ran around armed.