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“It does not seem to me to be sufficiently recognized everywhere among the officials that the existence or non-existence of our people and Empire is at stake.”
(Paul von Hindenburg)

On 3 February 1917, the German army began a colossal withdrawal operation on the Western Front. Known as “Operation Alberich”, the strategic retreat undertaken by the Chief of the Army Staff, Paul von Hindenburg, was planned to be over in 35 days and its objective was to...
During the Great War, the Hindenburg Line was a vast and armed defense system built by the Germans in the north-west France. This decision was taken by the General Hindenburg and Ludendorff during the final stages of the battle of the Somme. Conceived as a strategic retreat line, it marked the first attempt to change the defensive tactics in order to save men and materials, waiting to unleash the decisive offensive once liquidated Russia. Considered inviolable, during the Hundred Days Offensive...
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