from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A district of Berlin, Germany. Chartered in 1232, it is the site of a fortress used to imprison Nazi war criminals after the Nuremburg trials of 1945 to 1946.
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- n. a German machine gun
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International War Criminal Cheney is just afraid that this is the beginning of the process that will see him dangling from a rope in Spandau Prison for his heinous crimes.
Think of Rudolf Hess locked away alone in Spandau prison, stewing in his juices.
I’d settle for a long stretch in Spandau prison with fellow neocons Perle, Woolsey, Ledeen, Wurmser, Addington, Cheney, Rumsfeld, Rove et al (notice I didn’t include Bush – he has a defense – he’s mentally incompetent).
The German Maschinegewehr MG-42—universally known as the Spandau among Allied troops—was a superb general-purpose machine-gun, with a starding 1,200 rpm rate of fire.
Inscribed on top with a crown and "Spandau", and on the left with the crown and "F.W."
And O'Reilly reaches out to the young by prefacing each chapter with lyrics from pop music groups that are, as far as I know, very up-to-date, such as Spandau Ballet.
"Spandau," said he, in his letters to Davoust, "is the citadel of Berlin, as Pillau is that of Königsberg;" and French troops had orders to be ready to introduce themselves at the first signal: the manner he himself pointed out.
Hameln, Nieubourg, &c. "Spandau," said he in the 19th Bulletin, "is an inestimable acquisition.
Elements of Military Art and Science Or, Course Of Instruction In Strategy, Fortification, Tactics Of Battles, &C.; Embracing The Duties Of Staff, Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery, And Engineers; Adapted To The Use Of Volunteers And Militia; Third Edition; With Critical Notes On The Mexican And Crimean Wars.
A Spandau Ballet song inspired her "Strange Delight" collection, which features a zany jumble of colorful baubles.
• Wilmersdorfer Strasse 149, Charlottenburg, wilhelm-hoeck.deThe Alte Kolkschänke is a tiny, time-warp boozer in the Spandau Altstadt, and how the building in which it resides is still standing is a mystery.
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