Siegfried line


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Siegfried line

n
(Military) the line of fortifications built by the Germans prior to and during World War II opposite the Maginot line in France

Sieg′fried line`


n.
a zone of fortifications in W Germany facing the Maginot line, erected before World War II.
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Noun1.Siegfried line - German fortifications facing the Maginot LineSiegfried line - German fortifications facing the Maginot Line
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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The Great Wall of China, the walls of Rome and every medieval city, the Siegfried Line, the Maginot Line, the Atlantic Wall; nations -- empires, dictatorships, democracies -- have used every mountain chain and river to keep out foreign armies.
Monty knew that Hitler regarded the Rhine as his last line of defence, and his storm-troopers and paratroopers had fought like demons to defend the Siegfried Line in February and March, 1945.
Army troops cracked the Siegfried Line north of Aachen, Germany.
There will be visits to the Siegfried Line with its Dragon's Teeth anti-tank defences, the preserved "Band of Brothers" foxholes from the battle for the village of Foy, and a trip to the 101st Airborne Museum at Bastogne.
He was part of the 94th Infantry Division and is mentioned in two World War II books: Patton s' Pawns: The 94th US Infinity Division at the Siegfried Line by Tony Le Tissier and Patton .
Boy, the war seemed a lot of fun and I was sorry I only knew the first line of Roll Out the Barrel and the song about hanging the washing out on the Siegfried Line.
Other ditties that cheered the nation during those dark days included Underneath The Arches and We're Gonna Hang Out The Washing On The Siegfried Line.
They broke through the Siegfried Line and plunged across the Rhine deep into the Third Reich.
n POPULAR songs of the year were: They will always be an England and We'll hang out the washing on the Siegfried Line.
Under the leadership of General Clarence Huebner, the 1st Division raced across France with Joe Collins's VII Corps, breached the Siegfried Line, and captured Aachen, the first major German city taken by the Allies.