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Site du Hackenberg

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Hidden : 08/30/2008
Difficulty:
2 out of 5
Terrain:
2.5 out of 5

Size: Size: regular (regular)

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Petite promenade sur le site du Hackenberg - Short walk on the Hackenberg site.

L'ouvrage du Hackenberg. Sa construction débuta dès 1930 parmi les tout premiers. Il fut en fait le prototype des ouvrages d'artillerie de la ligne Maginot. 1800 ouvriers environ travaillèrent avec des moyens relativement rudimentaires pendant six années pour construire les 19 blocs de combat et percer environ 10 kilomètres de galeries. Après 1933 et l'achèvement du gros oeuvre, on installa l'équipement intérieur et l'armée française prit livraison de l'ensemble en 1936.
Après la déclaration de guerre en 1939 et la période de vigilance maximale de la "Drôle de guerre", le Hackenberg remplit son rôle lors de l'offensive allemande de 1940 et sa reddition ne fut effective que quelques jours après l'armistice. En novembre 1944, il fut investi par la 3e armée américaine du général PATTON lors de la terrible bataille pour la libération de la Moselle.

Hackenberg Fortress. The construction started in 1930 as one of the very first to be built. For that reason, it was considered as a prototype for the artillery fortresses of the Maginot Line. During six years, around 1800 workers, with rudimentary means, were employed to build 19 combat blocks and to drive more than 10 kilometers of galleries. After 1933 and the achievment of the major works, the fortress was fitted out with its equipments and delivered to the military command in 1936.
After the declaration of war in 1939, the fortress was placed in full alert state all the Phoney War long and was involved in the fights during the german offensive of may and june 1940. It only surrended a few days after the armistice, signed on the 25th of june. Later, in november 1944, it has been breached by General George S. Patton's Third US Army on the occasion of the bloody battle for Moselle River.

Additional Hints (Decrypt)

JC1: "Fhe yn ebhvyyr" // " ba gur ehfg"

Svany: "Fbhpur" // "fghzc"

Decryption Key

A|B|C|D|E|F|G|H|I|J|K|L|M
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N|O|P|Q|R|S|T|U|V|W|X|Y|Z

(letter above equals below, and vice versa)



 

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