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Germany's 'accidental' Invasion Of Luxembourg 1914

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  1. GRW

    GRW Pillboxologist WW2|ORG Editor

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    Saw this mentioned on a programme about railways on the Western front earlier. The parallels with 1939 are immediate.
    "RTL Today contributor Thomas Tutton recounts the farcical tale of Germany’s abortive attempt to occupy Luxembourg in August 1914.
    It’s a tale you might not have heard before. Germany’s first engagement of the Great War came not in France or Russia, but in the small town of Troisvierges in northern Luxembourg.
    The invasion did not quite go to plan, however. Within half an hour of their arrival, the German troops had withdrawn back over the border after destroying a telegraph and some 150 metres of railroad. What happened?"
    Luxembourg's history: The Accidental Invasion: Luxembourg’s little-known role in the outbreak of World War I
     
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    From what I've read, he wanted to be with his men. Simple as that.
     
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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member WW2|ORG Editor

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    The families of those killed and interred in combat zones were given the option of leaving the men there or bringing them home. Mrs Patton knew her husband's wishes and left him to lie among his comrades.
     

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