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Luftwaffe


German tanks had crossed the border into Poland; the Luftwaffe, the German air force, had attacked a Polish border town, and the invasion of Poland by the Germans had begun.
Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  the German air force
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  • German tanks had crossed the border into Poland; the Luftwaffe, the German air force, had attacked a Polish border town, and the invasion of Poland by the Germans had begun.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • Eight Luftwaffe men, none of whom will survive the hour, singing a love song to their queen.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • Overhead a squadron of Luftwaffe bombers droned deafeningly eastward toward Russia, flying very low—five, ten, then twenty monster machines spreading their vulturous shapes against the sky.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • ’There’s no more Luftwaffe left!’ he wailed.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22

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  • Military units drilled openly, and though powered aircraft were forbidden under the Versailles Treaty, the strength of the burgeoning Luftwaffe was on conspicuous display over an airfield, where gliders swooped over impressed tourists and Hitler Youth.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • A NECESSARY EXPLANATION LSE Luftwaffe Sondereinheit— Air Raid Special Unit The job of the LSE was to remain aboveground during air raids and put out fires, prop up the walls of buildings, and rescue anyone who had been trapped during the raid.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • I had a ceremonial Luftwaffe saber, still do.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • Consecrated on the tenth of February in 1185 by Heraclius, Patriarch of Jerusalem, the Temple Church survived eight centuries of political turmoil, the Great Fire of London, and the First World War, only to be heavily damaged by Luftwaffe incendiary bombs in 1940.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • After much to-ing and fro-ing they came to the firm conclusion that a teacher with so unmistakably German a name must be German herself, and her piano-playing was a secret code through which she sent signals to the Luftwaffe pilots telling them where to drop their bombs.
    Wladyslaw Szpilman  --  The Pianist
  • A perfect day for the Luftwaffe.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement

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  • Heinz Haber, another key Tomorrowland adviser — and eventually the chief scientific consultant to Walt Disney Productions — spent much of World War II conducting research on high-speed, high-altitude flight for the Luftwaffe Institute for Aviation Medicine.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • "Coventry" and "Portsmouth" could only be likened to the newsreel footage from World War II depicting the carnage hurled down on Great Britain by the Luftwaffe, compounded by first the screaming and then the silent terror of the V-2 and V-5 rockets.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And in a moment of crisis, when someone very high up asks, ’Can you really be absolutely certain that this particular Luftwaffe Fliegerkorps [German air force squadron] is outside of Tobruk and not in Italy?’ you can answer, ’Yes, that was Oscar, we are absolutely sure.’ "
    Malcolm Gladwell  --  Blink
  • Probably the Luftwaffe men upstairs are already scrabbling through wreckage to help.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • He was answerable for the Luftwaffe’s freedom of the skies, for every Stuka attack, every dead friend.
    Ian McEwan  --  Atonement
  • It was a Luftwaffe ceremonial saber.
    Kurt Vonnegut  --  Slaughterhouse-Five
  • In 1997, protests were staged against the opening of a McDonald’s so close to a concentration camp where gypsies, Jews, homosexuals, and political opponents of the Nazis were imprisoned, where Luftwaffe scientists performed medical experiments on inmates and roughly 30,000 people died.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • Gaining the Commandant’s confidence, she planned to suggest to him that he could use his immense authority to have a lovely blond German-speaking Polish boy with Caucasian freckles and cornflower-blue eyes and the chiseled profile of a fledgling Luftwaffe pilot painlessly transferred from the Children’s Camp to some nearby bureaucratic unit in Cracow or Katowice or Wroclaw or wherever, which would then arrange for his transport to shelter and safety in Germany.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
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Associated words [difficulty]:   Luftwaffe [6] , Battle of Iwo Jima [4] , D-Day [5] , Battle of the Bulge [7] , Bataan Death March [8] , Lend-Lease [8] , Battle of Britain [9] , Battle of Stalingrad [9] , Enola Gay [9] , Siege of Leningrad [9]
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