German Generalleutnant Kurt Daluege visiting the Ouvrage Hackenberg fortification on the Maginot Line near Thionville, Moselle, France, May 1940; the party was entering the munitions entrance

Caption   German Generalleutnant Kurt Daluege visiting the Ouvrage Hackenberg fortification on the Maginot Line near Thionville, Moselle, France, May 1940; the party was entering the munitions entrance ww2dbase
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Identification Code   Bild 121-0363
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Photos at Same Place Hunspach, Alsace, France
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 7 Apr 2011

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1. Iceman says:
21 May 2012 05:19:04 PM

I've visited Ouvrage Hackenberg several times and still marvel that the Commandant surrendered the facilies intact: weapons, ammunition & resources.

At the very least he should have sabotaged everything that would be of use to Jerry instead of being a good soldier and following orders to handover the largest Maginot Line facility intact.

Jerry used Ouvrage Hackenberg to harrass US Army Forces with accurate fire requiring the Americans to do what the French hadn't.

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