Hindenburg line

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Hindenburg line

(ˈhɪndənˌbɜːɡ)
n
(Historical Terms) a line of strong fortifications built by the German army near the Franco-Belgian border in 1916–17: breached by the Allies in August 1918
[C20: named after Paul von Hindenburg]
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In 1917, during the German retreat to the Hindenberg Line, Whittle stormed a German machine gun post, neutralised the combatants and seized the gun.
While the Allied powers worked on their plans for a Flanders' offensive, the Germans had withdrawn to the Hindenberg Line.
e British, led by Field Marshall Haig, contributed greatly to this astounding change in fortune and by the start of September, the Germans had been forced back to the Hindenberg Line.
This is probably due to bad weather and also to the fact that the battle line is approaching the HINDENBERG Line.
Battalion diaries further revealed that John Griffiths, who was awarded the British War medal and Victory medal, died between 4am and 9am in a trench battle for the Hindenberg Line on April 24, 1917.
They were, however, forced out within hours by murderous machine gun and artillery fire from the defenders who, because of confusion and simple bad planning by the Australian artillery, were able to inflict enormous losses on the troops that reached and lodged in the Hindenberg Line.
The former infantry scout was also in the Allied advance into the Hindenberg Line in the closing weeks of the war.
He was a member of the Advanced Signal Section and one of the first to cross the bridge at Bellenglise when the Allies breached the Hindenberg Line in 1918.