Festung Europa

German noun phrase
Fes·​tung Eu·​ro·​pa | \ ˈfe-stu̇ŋ-ȯi-ˈrō-pä How to pronounce Festung Europa (audio) \

Definition of Festung Europa

: fortress Europe used for the part of continental Europe occupied by Nazi Germany during World War II and the envisioned defensive fortification of all of Nazi-occupied Europe against British and American invasion

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