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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His battalion supported the 30th Infantry Division's push through the Siegfried Line using direct and indirect fire, supported the 9th Army's crossing of the Rur River as part of Operation Queen in November 1944, the Battle of the Bulge in December, the XVI Corps crossing of the Rhine River near Wesel, Germany, and the Battle of Magdeburg, site of German synthetic oil production on the Elbe River.
In "War in the Siegfried Line" (published in Collier's at the beginning of the battle on 18 November 1944), Hemingway cheered up the home front by stressing the heroic victory rather than the high cost of war: "The infantry cracked the Siegfried Line....
continues the offensive [after the Vosges Mountains campaign], destroys the enemy in its zone of action west of the mt Rhine, seizes bridgeheads across the Rhine and breaches the Siegfried Line."
Phillips was wounded in the Battle of the Siegfried Line in Germany in September 1944 and following recuperation in England he returned to his former unit in December 1944 just in time to endure the Battle of the Bulge.
He led a party of six soldiers up a hill under fire at the German Siegfried Line, to snatch dynamite later used for attacking enemy guns.
"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.
To be a pilot, a fighter pilot, is now my only ambition - Goering is the enemy, God is on our side (the Minister told us so yesterday and we dutifully hang 'our washing on the Siegfried line' every Monday.
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 .'s Ghost Corps: Cracking the Siegfried Line by Nathan Prefer.