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Hindenburg

Definitions

  • OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
    OUR CAPTAIN IS ONE OF THE BEST, AND WE'RE READY TO FOLLOW HIM TO H--L.' I SUPPOSE HE MEANS THE HINDENBURG LINE
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Hindenburg German field marshal and statesman; as president of the Weimar Republic he reluctantly appointed Hitler as chancellor in 1933 (1847-1934)
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Usage

In literature:

Watson advanced against the Hindenburg Line.
"The Fifth Battalion Highland Light Infantry in the War 1914-1918" by F.L. Morrison
Hindenburg wanted his breakfast.
"Grace Harlowe's Overland Riders in the Great North Woods" by Jessie Graham Flower
December: Holding Hindenburg line.
"The 23rd (Service) Battalion Royal Fusiliers (First Sportsman's)" by Fred W. Ward
Berlin and other cities are said to be gay with flags, and Gen. von Hindenburg has been acclaimed as a national hero.
"Current History, A Monthly Magazine" by New York Times
The Hindenburg Line lay a few miles in front of us, and some of its outer defences were already in our hands.
"The Sherwood Foresters in the Great War 1914 - 1919" by W.C.C. Weetman
Nearer than Hindenburg or Foch or even Napoleon.
"Fantasia of the Unconscious" by D. H. Lawrence
Hindenburg is out with an interview saying it is not yet time for peace.
"Face to Face with Kaiserism" by James W. Gerard
The object was to close with the main enemy positions in the Hindenburg Line.
"Pushed and the Return Push" by George Herbert Fosdike Nichols, (AKA Quex)
Hindenburg, Generalfeldmarshal von, in the Eastern campaign, 230.
"1914" by John French, Viscount of Ypres
General von Hindenburg's statement has already been quoted.
"A History of Sea Power" by William Oliver Stevens and Allan Westcott
Between Hindenburg and a mother-in-law, pick Hindenburg for an enemy, every time.
"The Stars & Stripes, Vol 1, No 1, February 8, 1918" by American Expeditionary Forces
OUR YOUNG AEROPLANE SCOUTS IN AT THE VICTORY; or, Speedy High Flyers Smashing the Hindenburg Line.
"The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers" by Claude A. Labelle
At dawn on September 28 the grand assault on the Hindenburg Line began.
"Q.6.a and Other places" by Francis Buckley
It broke the Hindenburg Line.
"Waiting for Daylight" by Henry Major Tomlinson
The German people seem to idolise von Hindenburg.
"A Padre in France" by George A. Birmingham
The genius of Hindenburg, who now appeared upon the eastern battle ground, saved the situation.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume I (of 8)" by Various
A tunnel about ten miles long ran underneath the whole of the Hindenburg Line.
"Life in a Tank" by Richard Haigh
Again he executed the favorite maneuver of Von Hindenburg's armies.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII)" by Various
General von Mackensen was sent to the rescue with an army made up largely from troops taken from Von Hindenburg's forces.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume IV (of 8)"
Slowly but steadily the force of Von Hindenburg's offensive in the north increased.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 8)"
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In news:

The company says it was the first "large-scale" passenger airship operation in the US since the golden era of airships in the 1930s ended with the 1937 crash of the Hindenburg in New Jersey.
But the newest airships would be dwarfed beside the giant rigid-hull airships of the 1930s like the Hindenburg, the German commercial airliner destroyed at Lakehurst when its flammable hydrogen gas cells ignited during a landing in 1937.
Titanic, Hindenburg, and the Heroic Age of Postal Service.
Enlarge David Gard Copy of a May 6, 1937 photograph of the Hindenburg as it bursts into flames over the Lakehurst Naval Air Station.
He Hindenburg went down on May 6, 1937, and images of the fated ship still haunt us today.
Titanic, Hindenburg, and the Heroic Age of Postal Service.
A Firsthand Account of the Hindenburg Disaster.
Recovered Letters Reveal the Lost History of the Hindenburg .
The Super Bowl, the Hindenburg Omen, and the stock market.
A number of viewers have contacted us with corrections to the Hindenburg Artifact story.
A look back at LZ-129 (The Hindenburg).
Occasionally, there are joint stamp club meetings, usually in Louisville, during which a major stamp collector comes in to show and talk about an area of interest that we would not usually hear about such as Hindenburg crash mail.
It's like trying to hawk hydrogen to Hindenburg survivors.
(The Hindenburg was filled with the very flammable hydrogen rather than helium because the United States controlled helium supplies and was loath to provide the gas to Germany.
Hindenburg listens with favor when Papen brings news of a new coalition allying Hitler 's Nazi Party and the German National People's Party, led by industrialist Alfred Hugenberg.
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