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Forcing line breaks in LaTeX titles using maketitle

I had occasion while using the typesetting program LaTeX to force specific line breaks in my very long title. In order to do this, you must protect the line break command. I am not sure what this means or why, but it works with no apparent ill effects for me:

\title{Insert very long and informative title \protect\\ in this space with considerations of \protect\\ strange automatic line breaks}

If your title used to read:

INSERT VERY LONG AND INFORMATIVE TITLE IN THIS
SPACE WITH CONSIDERATIONS OF STRANGE AUTOMATIC
LINE BREAKS

it will now read:

INSERT VERY LONG AND INFORMATIVE TITLE
IN THIS SPACE WITH CONSIDERATIONS OF
STRANGE AUTOMATIC LINE BREAKS