einem ausgelagerten Beobachtungs Turm

English translation: outlying observation tower/ turret

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German term or phrase:einem ausgelagerten Beobachtungs Turm
English translation:outlying observation tower/ turret
Entered by: David Hollywood

22:04 Apr 4, 2005
German to English translations [PRO]
Tech/Engineering - History / military defensive fortifications
German term or phrase: einem ausgelagerten Beobachtungs Turm
The phrase is used by Helmut Lauer in his book "Zweibruecken am Westwall" to describe a B-werk bunker near Zweibruecken. The entire sentence is: "Es ist das einzige der ZWer B-werks mit einem ausgelagerten Beob.- Turm verbunden deruch einen ca. 80 m langen Gang."
Malcolm E. Taylor
external/ outlying observation tower
Explanation:
... I have been working with images about the World War II Observation Towers at Cape Henlopen for two years now.

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During WWII, the Army constructed an octagonal concrete observation tower at the eastern end of the island on a high bluff known as Whale Hill. ...


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20th Century Defence Architecture in Cumbria, Barrow WWII defences. ... Pillbox with observation tower on top.
Selected response from:

David Hollywood
Local time: 09:26
Grading comment
External observation towers fits the context of the rest of the passage quite well. The structures were, however, more like dome shaped turrets than like towers. 'Outlying' is also a very good choice as these observation turrets were sometimes separated from the main bunker by some distance, and were connected to it by a tunnel.
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4 +7external/ outlying observation tower
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external/ outlying observation tower


Explanation:
... I have been working with images about the World War II Observation Towers at Cape Henlopen for two years now.

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Note added at 13 mins (2005-04-04 22:17:47 GMT)
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During WWII, the Army constructed an octagonal concrete observation tower at the eastern end of the island on a high bluff known as Whale Hill. ...


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Note added at 14 mins (2005-04-04 22:18:39 GMT)
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20th Century Defence Architecture in Cumbria, Barrow WWII defences. ... Pillbox with observation tower on top.

David Hollywood
Local time: 09:26
Native speaker of: Native in EnglishEnglish
PRO pts in category: 48
Grading comment
External observation towers fits the context of the rest of the passage quite well. The structures were, however, more like dome shaped turrets than like towers. 'Outlying' is also a very good choice as these observation turrets were sometimes separated from the main bunker by some distance, and were connected to it by a tunnel.

Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  Shane London: Sounds good
59 mins
  -> ty :)

agree  ScriptUntergang: Melde gehörigst, daß das sehr sinnig klingt.
4 hrs
  -> vielen Dank :)

agree  BrigitteHilgner: My spontaneous idea was "external watch tower" but I am quite happy to agree with "observation tower"
8 hrs

agree  Edda Emery (X): would agree with *external*
11 hrs

agree  Francis Lee (X): "outlying" (although "auxiliary" could also work)
11 hrs

agree  Claire Langhard: I prefer outlying
12 hrs

agree  sonja29 (X)
1 day 14 mins
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