Military Museum Of Mareth Line is located in southern Tunisia in the region of Mareth-Toujane, governorate of Gabès. This line played an important role in the conduct of operations during the Tunisian Campaign: November 1942-May 1943.
The French forces built this defensive line between 1936 and 1940 to face a possible attack on Tunisia by Italian forces from Libya, then an Italian colony.
The defensive line of Mareth, dubbed the “Maginot line of the desert” stretches for 45 km and connects the sea to the Matmata mountains. It relies on the Oued Zigzaou. The fortifications of this line include 40 infantry casemates, 8 large artillery casemates, 15 command posts and 28 support points.