Front_: succession of the types of fortification on the face
Ouvrages_: name of important fortifications CORF
CORF_A++: fortification CORF with powerful artillery
CORF_A: fortification CORF with artillery
CORF_I: fortification CORF without artillery
FL_A: light fortification with artillery.
FL_I: light fortification without artillery.
The CORF (Commission of Organization of the Strengthened Areas) is created on September 30, 1927. It is charged to implement the organization envisaged of the borders. I.e. that it draws the plans of the fortifications, makes study the new materials which must equip them, and proceeds to the realization of the unit. This is why we give the qualifier of “works CORF” to these fortifications, in opposition to the constructions not CORF, light, built after 1935.
Since 1935, the budgetary restrictions helping, anti-fortifications CORF carry it, ratify the adjournments of blocks of artillery and are directed towards a “light” fortification, neither homogeneous nor effective.
CORF with artillery
CORF without artillery
Not CORF of PR (PR: Position of Resistance: where the firepower is maximum)
Not CORF with artillery, of PR (Ex: RFM, STG, MOM, ex-allemande…)
Not CORF of the “second position” (behind the Position of Resistance)
Entrée_: entry of the men and/or the ammunition
B3: Block n°3
300 H: 300 men of crew
B: armament under concrete
C: armament under bell
T: armament under turret
Infanterie_: armament of infantry
FM: Rifle machine gunner
JM: Twinning of machine-guns
LG: launch grenades
Mo: mortar of 50mm
AC47: anti-tank gun of 47mm
Artillerie_: artillery armament
2.135: 2 lance bombs of 135
3.75: 3 guns of 75mm (75/33: 75 model 1933) 2.81: 2 mortars of 81mm
Observatoires_: armoured observatories
GFM: bell for guet and FM
VDP: Bell for the artillery (direct and periscopic vision)
VP: bell for the artillery (periscopic vision)
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Eth, Sarts, Bersillies, Salmagne, Boussois, Ferté, Chesnois, Thonnelle, Velosnes, Firm Chappy, Fermont, Latiremont, Bad, Furnace, Brehain, Aumetz, Rochonvillers, Molvange, Immerhof, Soetrich, Karre, Kobenbusch, Oberheid, Galgenberg, Sentzich, Metrich, Billig, Hackenberg, Cuckoo, Welches Mount, Michelsberg, Hobling, Dung, Anzeling, Behrenbach, Bovenberg, Denting, Coume Mottenberg, Kerfent, Bambesch, Einseling, Laudrefang, Teting, High Pear tree, Welschhof, Rohrbach, Simserhof, Schiesseck, Otterbiel, Large Hohékirkel, Lembach, Furnace Lime, Hockwald, Schoenenbourg, Chatelard, Undermine Guns, Sapey, Gobain, Antoine, Laundrette, Not Rock, Arrondaz, Buffère, Granon, Janus, Gondran, Aittes, High St Bear, Lacroix Rock, Barns Common, Restefond, Moutière, Crous, Valette, Fressinea, Rimplas, Valdeblore, Serena, Cairo Large, Extremely, Gordolon, Flaut, Lower St Véran, Plan Caval, Béole, Déa, Agnon, Brouis, Monte Grosso, Champ Shooting, Agaisen, Saint Roch, Barbonnet, Castillon, Banquettes, Sainte Agnes, Garde, Agel, Roquebrune, Croupe of the Tank, Cape Martin
Work CORF with artillery.
Work CORF without artillery.
Element of the “line of the outposts”.
Element not CORF, of the “Position of resistance”.
Element not CORF, with artillery, of the “Position of resistance”.
Element not CORF, of the “Second position”.
Shelter for the troops of interval.
CORF without artillery
NOT CORF PR
NOT CORF (A) PR
NOT CORF 2P
CORF with artillery
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