Rev. Branham always struggled with this one. For some reason, he could never remember whether he prophesied the Siegfried or Maginot line. As with all of the visions, the name is not important. What is important is the actual historical fact as it is compared to the prophecy. We do know that he was talking about the concrete line that was built in Germany.
I was quoting last night a prophecy that was given me back in 1933 of seven things that'd take place: Germany, the Sieg--SiegfriedLine, and the president election, and all these other things.
I seen that Maginot (Maginot Line, it was instead of the Siegfried)--the Maginot Line
BRANHAM, 60-1126 WHY_ SHREVEPORT.LA SATURDAY_
Around 1961, Branham started claiming that the defensive line he was describing was built 11 years after his initial vision of 1933.
"Our war will be with Germany, and they will build a great big concrete place and fortify themselves in there, and the Americans will take a horrible beating." Almighty God knows that Who I stand before now; I seen those independent Nazis kicking the Americans like that and things at that wall. And there's many boys standing here now that was at that Siegfried Line that knows what it was. And remember, that was eleven years before the Siegfried Line was built. Is God true? Does He still foretell things to happen? Watch. That's--that was the fourth.
BRANHAM, 61-0806 THE.SEVENTIETH.WEEK.OF.DANIEL_ JEFFERSONVILLE.
The Siegfried line was a line of defensive forts and tanks built by Germany as a section of the Hindenburg line. Adolph Hitler planned the line in 1936, and had it built between 1938 and 1940. The Maginot line was built in France in several phases starting in 1930 and was largely completed by 1939.
In 1944, the Siegfried line had taken so much damage that Hitler commissioned forced labor of 14-16 year old boys to build anti-tank ditches to refortify the badly battered line of concrete defenses. The defensive line had already been built, but it was essentially being refortified by Hitler's labor commission.
1933, the Holy Spirit came one morning and told me seven things that would take place before this nation was destroyed.
How Germany would fortify and build a Maginot Line, or the Siegfried Line, I believe it was, eleven years before it was ever thought of.
BRANHAM, 63-1117 ONCE.MORE_ NEW.YORK.NY V-18 N-13 SUNDAY_
Rev. Branham still did not realize that the defensive line had already been built. He would continue to describe how this visions had shown him a full account of how the line was going to be built before the first concrete foundation had ever been poured.
And I seen that, eleven years before the line was ever--ever a foundation was ever poured for it, or anything, the Siegfried Line.
BRANHAM, 64-0112 SHALOM_ SIERRA.VISTA.AZ V-13 N-5 SUNDAY_
He later decided to take out the portion of the vision that included the timeline of eleven years, once he realized that the timeline of the vision was incorrect.
how the--the Siegfried Line would be built, and how that the Americans would take a beating there (and they never would admit it till just about two years ago, and they got the German pictures of the siege there; and they really took a beating. They liked... They lost their whole army almost right there.); and all those things that were done.
BRANHAM, 64-0823M QUESTIONS.AND.ANSWERS.1_ JEFFERSONVILLE.IN
This vision is another slightly moving target, but still we can compare the original vision with what the vision became to see whether or not the vision matched in each retelling. The first instance Rev. Branham spoke of this vision was in 1958, and over time, the story would grow and change.
I saw a concrete line 11 years before any concrete was poured
Later description of the vision:
I saw a concrete line that would give our troops a terrible time, and Hitler would come to a mysterious end.