Ruhr Valley

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Noun1.Ruhr Valley - a major industrial and coal mining region in the valley of the Ruhr river in northwestern Germany
Deutschland, FRG, Germany, Federal Republic of Germany - a republic in central Europe; split into East Germany and West Germany after World War II and reunited in 1990
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You travel to the Ruhr Valley to see the Reichswald Forest War Cemetery.
The 35 foot Nant-y-Gro dam was used for secret government experiments testing a scale model of the bouncing bomb that would breach a series of large dams in the Ruhr Valley in Germany in 1943.
He left the Ruhr valley club in 2015 after seven years to take a break from football after finishing seventh in the Bundesliga.
The compass failed and the bomber drifted helplessly over the heavily fortified Ruhr Valley.
Now only two men survive from the 19 Lancaster bomber crews who set out to breach three dams in the Ruhr Valley.
Some 19 Lancaster bombers flew from RAF Scampton, Lincolnshire, for the daring mission on May 16/17 1943, carrying Barnes Wallis's specially adapted bouncing bombs 60ft above the ground to shatter dams in Germany's industrial heartland and cut off vital supply lines in the Ruhr Valley.
The 1943 raid on Germany's Ruhr valley dams helped change the course of the Second World War.
EVENTS 1943: An audacious raid into the industrial heartland of Germany uses revolutionary bombs to 'ood the Ruhr valley.
Ruhr valley rivals and 2011 winners Schalke 04 crashed out of the competition after slumping to a 3-1 defeat to fellow Bundesliga club Hoffenheim and piling pressure on coach Jens Keller.
It was in May 1943 that the Lancaster bombers of 617 Squadron took off to attack dams in Germany's Ruhr Valley.
When Dortmund beat Bayern to the signature of German international Marco Reus last year, then-Bayern sporting director Christian Nerlinger sniffily remarked that the Ruhr valley club had abandoned their "understated" approach.