What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

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What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Panzerspitze » 28 Feb 2017 05:17

I keep hearing for example "Auf einer Pontonbrücke wird der ??? Fluss in Richtung Stalingrad überschütten" (Die Deutsche Wochenschau Nr. 627) and "Der ??? Leuchtturm" (Die Deutsche Wochenschau Nr. 621). It sounds like "heissungkämpfte" but I can't find any word close to it. What is the correct spelling?

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Kristian S. » 28 Feb 2017 06:24

Heiß umkämpft or alternatively: heißumkämpft
http://www.duden.de/rechtschreibung/heisz_umkaempft

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Panzerspitze » 28 Feb 2017 17:00

Thanks!

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Panzerspitze » 20 Dec 2018 21:16

Is there another similar word that sounds like "zehnkampf" or "sehenkampf" that means something similar? I keep hearing it in Die Deutsche Wochenschau...

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Knouterer » 21 Dec 2018 09:06

"Schwer umkämpft" probably.
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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Steve E » 21 Dec 2018 11:59

Perhaps "Zäher Kampf"= tough fight.

"Der heißumkämpfte Leuchtturm".

"Auf einer Pontonbrücke wird der ??? Fluss in Richtung Stalingrad überschritten"

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Panzerspitze » 22 Dec 2018 02:21

Offhand, here's a short clip that seems to contain that word. Now it sounds like "einsehenkampf" (?). Or maybe it does not contain that word at all.


Here's a certain instance around the 9m18s mark, shortly after the flamethrower scene:

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by GregSingh » 22 Dec 2018 05:17

Here's a certain instance around the 9m18s mark, shortly after the flamethrower scene:
I hear: "Erst nach zähem Kampf..." / Only after tough/hard fight...
So it's a declension from Steve's suggestion "zäher Kampf".
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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Steve E » 22 Dec 2018 07:58

Eine Stellung die der Feid einsehen kann wird mit einer Tarnung versehen
A position which is under enemy observation is being camouflaged

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Alexander Nasman » 22 Dec 2018 09:37

It's Zäher Kampf. A term used ad nauseam by the Nazi propaganda ministry during late 42 - until the end of Stalingrad. By then, the phrase - which became a standard part of the state lexicon (especially on radio and in newsreels)- was used in almost every bulletin until 1945, as German forces retreated on all fronts. Most Germans had already deciphered such phrases - meaning, retreat, pull back or defeat.

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Re: What is the German word for "hotly fought [for]"?

Post by Panzerspitze » 22 Dec 2018 13:13

Thanks for solving that puzzle for me, folks!

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