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The Hindenburg Line
Eastern France
Coordinates 49°30′N 02°50′E / 49.500°N 2.833°E / 49.500; 2.833Coordinates: 49°30′N 02°50′E / 49.500°N 2.833°E / 49.500; 2.833
Type Fortification
Site history
Built 1917 (1917)
Built by Imperial German army
In use 1917–1918
Materials concrete, steel, barbed wire
Battles/wars World War I

The Hindenburg Line or Siegfried Position was a system of forts built by the German Empire along the Western Front (World War I) during the winter of 1916-1917 to defend against France. After the war, the French built the similar but more elaborate Maginot Line to defend against Germany.

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