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André, 1877–1932, French minister of war 1929–32: backed construction of Maginot Line.
Historical Examples

Hitler would never dare attack the Maginot Line, and eventually the war would just peter out.
Dave Dawson at Dunkirk Robert Sydney Bowen

She was first married to Maginot, and afterwards to Jules Delaherche.
A Zola Dictionary J. G. Patterson


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