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  Siegfried Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The original Siegfried line (Siegfriedstellung) was a line of defensive forts and tank defenses built by Germany as a section of the Hindenburg Line 1916-1917 in northern France during World War I.
The Siegfried Line originally ended in the north near Brüggen in the Viersen district.
The Siegfried Line was the subject of a popular British song of 1939 which fitted the mood of the time for the troops marching off to France.
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 Hindenburg Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The decision to build the line was made by Generals Paul von Hindenburg and Erich von Ludendorff during the final stages of the First Battle of the Somme.
The Hindenburg Line was built across a salient in the German front, so that by withdrawing to these fortifications the German army was actually shortening their front.
The withdrawal to the line was begun in February 1917, and the territory between the old front and the new line was left devastated as the German army employed the scorched earth tactic.
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 Siegfried Line: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The original Siegfried line was a line of defensive forts and tank defences built by Germany[Follow this hyperlink for a summary of this subject] along their border with France France quick summary:
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 Maginot Line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Maginot Line (IPA: [maʒi'no], named after French minister of defense André Maginot) was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, machine gun posts and other defenses which France constructed along its borders with Germany and with Italy in the wake of World War I.
When the Allied forces invaded in June 1944 the Line, now held by German defenders, was again largely bypassed, with fighting only touching a part of the fortifications near Metz and in northern Alsace towards the end of 1944.
With the rise of the French independent nuclear deterrent by 1969 the Line was largely given up by the government, with sections auctioned off to the public and the rest of it left to decay.
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 NationMaster.com - Encyclopedia: Siegfried Line
The Hindenburg Line was a vast system of defences in Northern France constructed by the Germans during the winter of 1916– 17 during World War I; the Germans called it the Siegfried Line.
The Hindenburg Line was a vast system of defences in Northern France constructed by the Germans during the winter of 1916–17 during World War I; the Germans called it the Siegfried Line.
This German withdrawal began in February 1917; the area between the old front and the Line was deliberately devastated as a scorched earth tactic.
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 Siegfried Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The original Siegfried line (Siegfriedstellung) was a line of defensive forts...
Beyond the Siegfried Line (Aachen to the Roer River), 9 Nov - 14 Dec, 1944.
Berlin Wall For the 10th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Caen Memorial and the DHM of Berlin are holding an exhibition of photos on the Wall.
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 siegfriedlinepage1   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Siegfried Line in the sector before the 63rd Division consisted of two belts about a mile apart, each composed of a line of dragon's teeth (tank obstacles) which were three staggered rows of concrete pyramids about three feet high.
Before the line of dragon's teeth were one or two antitank ditches, each eight feet deep and twelve feet wide.
This formidable line was breached by the division on 20 March 1945 and it was the first unit of the 7th Army to break a path through the Siegfried Line, thus opening up Germany to American Armored units.
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 Combat History of the 8th ID in WW2: Chapter 4
Allied armies had breached the Siegfried Line, the vaunted German border defense, and along a continuous front from The Netherlands to Switzerland, American, British, French and Canadian forces were poised for the thrust into Germany to complete the destruction of the Nazi military machine.
In the southern sector, which was approximately ten thousand yards wide, troops of the 5th Armored Division had previously penetrated the Siegfried Line, inflicting heavy losses on the Germans, and then withdrawing to a line generally along the southwest limitations of the enemy fortifications.
The Siegfried Line remained intact across its entire front, and it was anticipated that it would remain quiet, with patrols of both sides operating rather freely in a "no man's land." A long north-south ridge, approximately in the center of the area commanded observation of the German lines and was the logical line of defense.
www.techwarrior.cx /~roliver/8th/8th-chapter4.htm   (2049 words)

 Siegfried line - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Advancement of Military Science in 1939 is due to improvements of instruments used in warfare and the consequent reorganization and improved use of instruments.
A French and British offensive in the west might have enabled Poland to fight longer, but until enough British arrived, it would have had to be...
As part of a large scale defensive program, France has undertaken the construction of a line of fortifications to extend the entire length of her eastern border, known as the Maginot Line.
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 Chapt V   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Siegfried line was approximately one mile to the east with an outpost line in front.
Having selected a proper line to defend there was a lot of work which had to be done to establish defensive fires, final pro- tective lines, wire, mines, and flare lines.
There was strength enough left after garrisoning the line to conduct extensive patrolling during the night and in periods of low visibility, in order to reconnoiter the Siegfried defenses and to establish again patrol superiority in the Squadron sector.
www.louisdimarco.com /38cavv.htm   (1383 words)

 Siegfried Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Exhausted GIs are ordered to hold part of the Siegfried line guarded by a pillbox.
Vith and the Siegfried line would be Clark's destination.
Carl Cooley, continued to move ever closer to the Siegfried Line along Germany's western border, which was a few miles away.
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 Siegfried Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The second was built during the opposite the French Maginot Line which served the same purpose.
While the author does a decent job of telling the story around the Siegfried line he fails to cover more analytical aspects of the Siegfried line.
Neil Short's Hitler's Siegfried Line is a useful general history of the German West Wall defenses in the Second World War, but it is far more of a general history than a technical study.
www.freeglossary.com /Siegfried_Line   (551 words)

 Siegfried line - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
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www.sciencedaily.com /encyclopedia/siegfried_line   (135 words)

 Peragimus, A Brief History of the 358th Infantry Regiment - Germany
Until the 22nd of February the battle of the Siegfried Line was a pillbox to pillbox job.
The enemy line was broken and he ran around in confusion, while the outfit again pushed up to the Prum River.
On the 15th of April, the Regiment seized Hof, a large city near the Czech border that was stubbornly defended by SS Troopers and the remaining Wehrmacht.
www.worldhistorycompass.com /peragimus/germany.html   (1174 words)

 44th Infantry Division: Assault on the Siegfried Line
As the U.S. XV Corps, consisting of the 44th Infantry, 45th Infantry, 100th Infantry and 12th Armored Divisions, approached the German border, in early December 1944, the Germans stubbornly delayed the advance by forming strong-points around key road junctions and at Maginot positions.
Simserhof, a key defensive position in the German Siegfried Line, held the high ground and had to be taken in order to continue the advance into the Saar River plain and the Reich itself.
Behind this main battle line lay an open path into Germany and the end of the war.
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 443rd AAA Bn - World War II - Drive To The Siegfried Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The 142nd was then motorized for a swift thrust to the Siegfried Line.
And by early afternoon the 36th Division had entered Germany and was before the Siegfried Line.
During the drive from the Moder River Line to Wissembourg the U.S, 36th Division found itself face to face with the German 36th Division and soundly defeated it at Gunstett and the three river crossings.
www.kwanah.com /txmilmus/36division/archives/443/443108.htm   (230 words)

 TD Battalion Histories
Attacked Siegfried Line again south of Sarreguemines in March, crossed the Rhine at Worms on 25 March.
Crossed the River Seine on 26 August, reached the Siegfried Line in the vicinity of Eschweiler, Germany, by 12 September.
Advanced to Paris by 25 August and thence to the Siegfried Line in the Schnee Eifel.
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 Siegfried - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Siegfried (opera) by Richard Wagner based on this character
Siegfried Schtauffen, the main character of the Soul Series of fighting videogames.
This is a disambiguation page: a list of articles associated with the same title.
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 Siegfried Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
They found ahead of them a gigantic barrier; the Siegfried Line or Westwall, a continuous concrete defense system.
It ran from Kleve, in the vicinity of Nijmegen, to the Swiss border.
The allied optimism disappeared in the bitter fighting of October 1944 because of the problems encountered while attempting to penetrate the Siegfried Line.
pages.cthome.net /inspector/3rd_armored/siegfried_line.htm   (125 words)

 History News Network
The Siegfried Line, known as the Westwall in German, was a warren of 20,000 bunkers, hundreds of underground shelters, trenches and tank barricades.
Yesterday the Siegfried Line was holed for the last time.
I was wounded dec. 11 1944 in the siegfried line near dillingen germany.
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 Through the Siegfried
As the 36th drew near to the Siegfried Line on the crisp, clear morning of March 19, the 142nd Infantry on the left moved into Wissembourg at noon.
By nightfall the 2nd Battalion had formed a line in front of the dragon's teeth one mile east of Ober-Otterbach and in early probings uncovered an array of 15 enemy machine-guns alert to meet it.
The battle at the Siegfried was the last great battle the 36th would have to face.
www.kwanah.com /txmilmus/36division/archives/seigfri/through.htm   (2258 words)

 Personal Account: The Bulge, The Siegfried Line and The Rivers
The Bulge, The Siegfried Line and The Rivers
As we know many of the line infantry companies were being sorely depleted by fierce combat during the Battle of the Bulge and the threat of tanks was dropping rapidly.
By March 14th we were through the Siegfried lines and on our way to the rivers.
www.87thinfantrydivision.com /History/347th/Personal/000007.html   (2081 words)

 Second World War Books Review   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The second chapter covers the Phoney War and devotes attention to possible Allied strategies for breaking the Siegfried Line, while chapter three, "Decline," of only about seven pages, describes how the fortifications were stripped and fell into disrepair from 1940 through 1944.
The few maps are quite general in nature and give no indication of where the line was weaker or where the line was stronger.
The packs and patrol lines were pulled out of the western Atlantic by October, as Donitz concentrated his dwindling number of boats in the north-east Atlantic, where concentration of force and increased German aerial reconnaissance was expected to overcome the problems encountered in trying to intercept convoys.
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 Siegfried_Line   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The original '''Siegfried line''' was a line of defensive forts and tank defenses built by Germany along their border with France in 1916-1917 during World War I.
It is still a very controversial question whether or not it is justifiable to preserve these military structures – similar to the Roman Limes – given that they were built by the Nazis.
Image:Westwall06.jpgthumbright180pxThe Siegfried Line as a chain of biotopes
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 Papa's War Part 5   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Up ahead of the 411th Regiment lay Gumbrechtshoffen, Gundershoffen, Zinzwiller, Reichshoffen, Lembach, Wingen, Climbach, Bobenthal, and a route through the Siegfried Line, but the quality of the opposition was much lower than that encountered in our first assault on the Siegfried Line back in December.
In addition, the German reserves had all been pulled from the Siegfried Line and sent elsewhere so each of these towns was easier to take, but still at a price in lives.
They caught an enemy column of 500 German vehicles fleeing the Siegfried Line for the Rhine River and inflicted immense damage as accurate fire was directed by liaison planes.
www.pierce-evans.org /pwpart5.htm   (7532 words)

 Amazon.com: Siegfried : The Nazis' Last Stand: Books: Charles Whiting   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The Siegfried Line was a three-mile stretch of bunkers, troop shelters, and other fortifications along Germany's western front.
This book offers the full story of the World War II German line across Western Europe known as the Siegfried Line, the crossing of which precipitated the Battle of the Bulge and resulted in major casualties.
Siegfried: The Nazi's Last Stand is about the final attacks by British and American forces on Hitler's West Wall at the close of WWII.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/0815411669?v=glance   (755 words)

 Combat History of the 6th AD: Dasburg - Prum River Campaign   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It appeared that the SIEGFRIED LINE was inadequately manned on the Corps front.
Initial gains against the SIEGFRIED LINE were approximately two miles in depth and two miles in width.
After 72 hours of continuous attack and mopping-up exercises, the 6th Armored Division had penetrated into and beyond the SIEGFRIED LINE for 10,000 meters, on a 12,000 meter front, capturing 32 towns and 253 pillboxes, took 1033 prisoners, and inflicted heavy personnel and materiel losses upon the enemy.
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 Czechoslovakia- Saving Pvt. Sheridan
At a quater past four on the morning of the 6th of December, the Third Battalion, led by I Company and L Company scrambled down the steep banks near Oberlimberg, Germany and quietly loaded into assault boats, and made its way across the Saar River.
Once across the battalions faced the fortified cities of Pachten and Dilligen, bulwarks of the Siegfried Line.
On December 21st, the 90th Division withdrew across the Saar, forsaking its sizeable dent in the Siegfried Line and moved to a defensive position in the Saar-Moselle triangle facing the Siegfried Line again.
www.savingprivatesheridan.com /czech.html   (444 words)

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