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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Marc, seven miles south of Arras, and moved forward into positions near the Hindenburg Line in preparation for supporting an advance on 3rd May.
Trenches during this time were still dug; but with movement as large and as fast as occurred during the Hundred Days, field defences were quick and expedient and lacked the sophisticated depth of the Somme or the Hindenburg Line.
It was 13 years later the Sunday Express put out an appeal to find the man who found the Hindenburg Line defence plans.
The new commander in chief Paul von Hindenburg has ordered the munitions factories to double their output to 11 million shells a month, treble production of machine guns, artillery and aircraft, and build the Hindenburg Line of fortifications.
The new commander-in-chief, Paul von Hindenburg, has ordered the munitions factories to double their output to 11 million shells a month, treble production of machine guns, artillery and aircraft, and build the Hindenburg Line of fortifications.
The new commander-in-chief Paul von Hindenburg has ordered the munitions factories to double their output to 11 million shells a month, treble production of machine guns, artillery and aircraft, and build the Hindenburg Line of fortifications.
After repairs she was transported on one of 36 trains, alongside her 475 counterparts, in readiness for the Battle of Cambrai, a strategic action to break through the mighty Hindenburg Line.
After repairs she was transported - on one of 36 trains alongside her 475 counterparts - forward in readiness for the Battle of Cambrai, a strategic action to break through the mighty Hindenburg Line.
The 117th fought near Ypres, Belgium in 1918 and in several engagements on the Hindenburg Line.
The trick was to pull back the guns and ammo, defend fortified posts like the Hindenburg Line, and then eventually hold the barrier of the Rhine against all invaders.