Monday, 17 July 2017

Organisation of the French coastal defence according to the Dutch magazine Marineblad dated 1911-1912 no. 4

An item reported that in 1904 France reorganized her coastal defence on large scale. The whole coast line was divided into districts commanded by a naval officer called Préfet Maritime. He was the only one responsible for the complete defence. In times of war were the seafronts commanded by a naval officer, the land fronts by a general.