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As the Canadians began preparations for an assault, the Germans were in the process of executing an assault plan of their own. The XIII (Royal Württemberg) Corps spent six weeks planning and carefully preparing their attack on the Mount Sorrel, Tor Top (Hill 62) and Hill 61 peaks. Their objective was to take control of the observation positions east of Ypres and keep as many British units as possible pinned down in the area, to avoid them transferring to the Somme front and assisting with the observed build-up in that area. The Germans constructed practice trenches resembling the Canadian positions near Tor Top to rehearse the assault, well behind their own lines. Destroyed dugouts and shelters. Prior to the war, most of the terrain here was heavily wooded. In mid-May, aerial reconnaissance near Mont Sorrel indicated that German forces were preparing an attack.

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>As the Canadians began preparations for an assault, the Germans were in the process of executing an assault plan of their own. The XIII (Royal Württemberg) Corps spent six weeks planning and carefully preparing their attack on the Mount Sorrel, Tor Top (Hill 62) and Hill 61 peaks. ⇒カナダ軍が襲撃の準備を開始したとき、ドイツ軍は自らの襲撃計画を実行するところであった。第XIII(ロイヤル・ヴルテンブルク)軍団はソレル山、トル・トップ(ヒル62)およびヒル61への攻撃を計画して、慎重に準備することに6週間を費やしたのである。 >Their objective was to take control of the observation positions east of Ypres and keep as many British units as possible pinned down in the area, to avoid them transferring to the Somme front and assisting with the observed build-up in that area. ⇒彼らドイツ軍の目的は、イープル東の観察陣地の支配権を取ることであり、英国軍がソンム前線に移ってその地域で増強の手助けをするのを避けるために、できるだけ多くの英国軍部隊をその地域に釘付けにすることであった。 >The Germans constructed practice trenches resembling the Canadian positions near Tor Top to rehearse the assault, well behind their own lines. Destroyed dugouts and shelters. Prior to the war, most of the terrain here was heavily wooded. In mid-May, aerial reconnaissance near Mont Sorrel indicated that German forces were preparing an attack. ⇒ドイツ軍は、彼ら自身の戦線の陰にうまく隠れて襲撃を演習するためにトル・トップ近くのカナダ陣地に似た戦闘)実行用塹壕を造った。待避壕と避難所は破壊した。戦争の前、この地形の大部分は、かなり樹木が茂っていたのである。5月中旬に、ソレル山の近くの航空偵察調査隊が、ドイツ軍隊が攻撃を準備しているところであることを示した。

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