"Dragon's Teeth" of Siegfried Line running to the mountains where the terrain becomes the tank block.

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Winston Churchill with Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Field Marshal Montgomery and General Simpson (Commanding 9th US Army) among 'dragons teeth' obstacles on the Siegfried Line near Aachen, 4 March 1945.

Winston Churchill with Field Marshal Sir Alan Brooke, Field Marshal Montgomery and General Simpson (Commanding US Army) among 'dragons teeth' obstacles on the Siegfried Line near Aachen, 4 March

British Tanks At The Siegfried Line:Goch, one of the main fortress towns of the Siegfried Line lying in the path of troops of the Canadian 1st Army in their drive towards the Rhine, was virtually cleared of all enemy resistance on Feb. 21st after a 3 day, stubborn house-to-house battle. This picture was taken on Feb. 18th at the beginning of the attack by British infantry and tanks in the Goch area.

British Tanks at the Siegfried Line. This picture was taken on Feb. at the beginning of the attack by British infantry and tanks in the Goch area.

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When American forces reached the German border in September they ran into miles of steel-reinforced, concrete anti-tank defenses, for.

T28 super heavy tank (also called 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage T95) - prototype of superheavy tank designed for the United States Army during World War II. It was originally designed to be used to break through German defenses at the Siegfried Line, and was later considered as a possible participant in an invasion of the Japanese mainland.

super heavy tank (also called 105 mm Gun Motor Carriage - prototype of heavily armored tank destroyer designed for the United States Army during World War II. It was originally designed to break through German defenses at the Siegfried Line

The T28/T95 was designed for the United States Army during World War II as a counter to the German heavy tanks.

The was designed for the United States Army during World War II as a counter to the German heavy tanks. It was also set to be used for attacking the heavy defences expected of the German Siegfried Line.

United States Army troops passing through dragon’s teeth on the Siegfried Line in 1944.

American soldiers crossing on his section of the front line of defence of The Siegfried Line at the German border. Siegfried line consisted of anti-tank obstacles, concrete, trenches and Pillbox points.

Men of the American 7th Army pour through a breach in the Siegfried Line defenses, on their way to Karlsruhe, Germany on March 27, 1945.

Men of the American Army pour through a breach in the Siegfried line defenses on their way to Karlsruhe, Germany, during WWII, 27 March which lies on the road to Stuttgart

11 September 1944: US troops cross the border into Germany

Two American soldiers look down on a long row of "dragon's teeth" concrete devices to halt invading tanks at the Siegfried Line. American troops move through a break in the vaunted defense line and pass into Germany. (US Army Signal Corps photo)

WWII - Europe:  "Dragon Teeth" Siegfried Line - Westwall

WWII - Europe: "Dragon Teeth" Siegfried Line - Westwall (Aachen, North Rhine-Westphalia)

A German officer eats C-rations as he sits amid the ruins of Saarbrücken, a German city and stronghold along the Siegfried Line, in early spring of 1945.

georgy-konstantinovich-zhukov: “A German officer eats C-rations as he sits amid the ruins of Saarbrücken, a German city and stronghold along the Siegfried Line, in early spring of (AP) END

70 years ago today, this aerial view of the Siegfried Line was taken.  The Siegfried line was the defensive line of bunkers, tunnels, and the pictured "dragon's teeth" built by Germany along its western border.  U.S. Army Signal Corp Photograph, Gift of Maude Hayman, from the collection of The National WWII Museum

70 years ago today, this aerial view of the Siegfried Line was taken.

Looking into Germany from France through the Siegfried Line's "Dragon Tooth."

Looking into Germany from France through the Siegfried Line's "Dragon Tooth.

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