The Schuster Line (Luxembourgish: Schuster-Linn) was a defensive line of barriers and barricades erected by the Luxembourg government along its countries borders with Nazi Germany and France shortly before World War II. It was named after Joseph Schuster who was the engineer responsible for its construction. The line failed to significantly slow the German army's advance during the invasion of Luxembourg on 10 May 1940. The iron gates were simply torn down, and ramps were built over the concrete blockades to drive over them; in other cases, they were blown up.

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  • La Ligne Schuster (D'Schuster-Linn en luxembourgeois) était une ligne de défense du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg supposée ralentir voire dissuader le passage de l'armée allemande en cas d'invasion lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Elle doit son nom à l'ingénieur qui l'a conçue: Joseph Schuster. Elle était en fait composée d'obstacles sur les points de passages des frontières allemande et française (routes et voies de chemin de fer, ponts), comme des chicanes de bétons ou des barrières en acier pouvant être définitivement verrouillées. Elle fut rapidement enfoncée par les troupes du Troisième Reich lors de l'invasion de mai 1940. (fr)
  • The Schuster Line (Luxembourgish: Schuster-Linn) was a defensive line of barriers and barricades erected by the Luxembourg government along its countries borders with Nazi Germany and France shortly before World War II. It was named after Joseph Schuster who was the engineer responsible for its construction. The Schuster Line consisted of 41 sets of concrete blocks and iron gates; 18 bridgeblocks on the German border, 18 roadblocks on the German border, and five roadblocks on the French border. The roadblocks were setup a mile inland in a zigzag pattern covered by barbed wire entanglements on either side. Nine radio outposts were erected along the German border, with a central receiving station in the St. Espirit barracks in the capital. The line failed to significantly slow the German army's advance during the invasion of Luxembourg on 10 May 1940. The iron gates were simply torn down, and ramps were built over the concrete blockades to drive over them; in other cases, they were blown up. (en)
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  • La Ligne Schuster (D'Schuster-Linn en luxembourgeois) était une ligne de défense du Grand-Duché de Luxembourg supposée ralentir voire dissuader le passage de l'armée allemande en cas d'invasion lors de la Seconde Guerre mondiale. Elle doit son nom à l'ingénieur qui l'a conçue: Joseph Schuster. Elle était en fait composée d'obstacles sur les points de passages des frontières allemande et française (routes et voies de chemin de fer, ponts), comme des chicanes de bétons ou des barrières en acier pouvant être définitivement verrouillées. (fr)
  • The Schuster Line (Luxembourgish: Schuster-Linn) was a defensive line of barriers and barricades erected by the Luxembourg government along its countries borders with Nazi Germany and France shortly before World War II. It was named after Joseph Schuster who was the engineer responsible for its construction. The line failed to significantly slow the German army's advance during the invasion of Luxembourg on 10 May 1940. The iron gates were simply torn down, and ramps were built over the concrete blockades to drive over them; in other cases, they were blown up. (en)
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  • Ligne Schuster (fr)
  • Schuster Line (en)
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