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A little help with WW2 history.

Discussion in 'Uncategorized Threads' started by AJ100, Oct 31, 2008.

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  1. AJ100

    AJ100 TS Member

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    I can't remember. Was the defensive line the Germans built during WW2 called the,

    SIEGFRIED line

    OR the

    ZIGFRIED line

    OR the

    ZIGFREED line

    Thanks in advance for the help.

    Tom(AJ100)
     
  2. FN in MT

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    Siegfried line. But that was the name the Germans used in WW1 for their defensive line.

    But IIRC The Allies called the German defensive line by the same name in WW2.

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  3. recurvyarcher

    recurvyarcher Well-Known Member

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    AJ, just call it chessney...
     
  4. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    The French built the Maginot Line.<br>
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    Patton had a comment about these: "Fixed fortifications are monuments to the stupidity of mankind."
     
  5. AJ100

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    Curvey, Someone named doug wrote this about you on another thread.

    "I have been reading your posts for quite a while and you are obviously an intelligent, thoughtful person."

    This thread on the SEIGFRIED line, proves him correct.

    Winner, Winner, chicken dinner. LOL

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  6. ivanhoe

    ivanhoe Well-Known Member

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    AJ100 the line of defense that the Germans called Siegfried line or West Wall.

    "The Siegfried Line was the name given by Allied troops to fortifications erected before World War II along Germany's western frontier. The name derived either from a German defensive position of World War I, the Siegfriedstellung, or from the Siegfried legend celebrated in Richard Wagner's operas; it was popularized by a British music hall tune, "We're Going to Hang Out the Washing on the Siegfried Line." Known to the Germans as the Westwall, it was begun in 1938 as a short belt of fortifications opposite France's Maginot Line but later was extended to the Swiss and Dutch frontiers. It was a band three miles deep of more than three thousand concrete pillboxes, troop shelters, and command posts. Where no natural antitank obstacles existed, a belt of pyramidal concrete projections called "dragon's teeth" barred access across the terrain. Touted by German propagandists as impregnable, the line contributed to German success in bluffing France and Great Britain at Munich in 1938.

    The information comes from the above web address.

    Bob Lawless
     
  7. recurvyarcher

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    Now I have a question for YOU, Tom...

    Delphia is a city in KY. Can you FILL it with people from PA?
     
  8. Brian in Oregon

    Brian in Oregon Well-Known Member

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    And when it came right down to it, the Germans failed to secure a road going through the "Dragon's Teeth" and American soldiers and tanks poured through it. Oops.
     
  9. AJ100

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    curvey, we used to have a FILLadelphia. Thanks to the gang bangers, we now have KILLadelphia.

    Of course "fast edddie" rendell thinks a one handgun a month law will fix all that.

    I'm voting for John MCCain and Sarah Palin and, I AM PROUD OF IT.

    Again, nice response to the question, you were the only one to get it.

    Tom (AJ100)
     
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