The Maginot-fortress Sarts (standing on a 19th century fortress) was a component of the Secteur Fortifiť de l'Escaut. It was defended by French soldiers of the 87rd RIF in May 1940.
The fort today:
Today it is privately owned. A plaque, attached on one of the casemates, commemorates the fallen French soldiers of Sarts. Contact the mayor of Mairieux to visit.
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