Definitions

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  • proper noun military, historical the 2nd SS Division
  • proper noun the Third Reich

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Examples

  • Das Reich division was supposed to arrive at Normandy at D+3.

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  • But by June 30, when the last Das Reich units finally began fighting, that chance was gone.

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  • This act of sabotage was a big part of the reason that it took Das Reich two weeks longer than it should have to arrive in Normandy.

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  • After Das Reich and other German units crossed the Loire, they were savaged by Allied fighter-bombers, which enjoyed virtually unchallenged dominance of the air.

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  • In the picturesque town of Tulle, Das Reich troops rounded up the citizenry and methodically hanged 99 innocent local men from lampposts.

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  • At 8:30 a.m. on June 8, outside Groslejac, a tiny hamlet on the Dordogne River in one of the most beautiful parts of France, Das Reich first came under fire.

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  • Confused and indecisive, German commanders did not order Das Reich to begin moving north until June 7, and it was not until dawn on June 8—D+2—that the vast convoy got under way.

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  • British intelligence assumed that Das Reich could make it to Normandy by D+3 —three days after D-Day.

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  • Das Reich,” as the division was called, was not the invincible fighting machine it once was.

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  • Leaving this terrible charnel house behind them, Das Reich moved north again—only to face new attacks.

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