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Title: The Hindenburg Line 1916

Description: Concrete defense positions that made up the Hindenburg Line (also known as the Siegfried Line), which was a vast system of defenses of interconnecting bunkers, dugouts and trenches constructed in the winter of 1916 -1917 by the Germans and named after their top field commander, Field Marshal Paul von Hindenburg (October 2, 1847-August 2, 1934), and stretched from Lens to far beyond Verdun and could actually be described through additional interconnecting defense systems as extending from the North Sea to Switzerland, chiefly across the entire width of northern France; these defenses were constructed during the First Battle of the Somme (July 1-November 18, 1916) and to which German troops retreated, shortening the German front so as to allow thirteen German divisions as available for service in reserve;

Category: World War I

Keywords: battlefields, battlegrounds, concrete defense positions, First World War, The Great War, Hindenburg Line, Siegfried Line, wire, War to End All Wars, World War I, WWI.

Orientation: Landscape

Dimensions: 2400 x 1597 (3.83 MPixels) (3:2)

Print Size: 20.3 x 13.5 cm; 8.0 x 5.3 inches

File Size: 11.00 MB (11,535,970 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000048168

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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