Wehrmacht


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Wehrmacht

(ˈveːrˌmaxt)
n
(Historical Terms) the armed services of the German Third Reich from 1935 to 1945
[from Wehr defence + Macht force]

Wehrmacht

The German armed forces.
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Steyr produced weapons for the Wehrmacht, including the Karabiner 98k Mauser.
ey remind us that Kursk was the greatest tank battle in history and broke the back of the Wehrmacht.
Street fighting was slow and costly, all the technical advantages which the Wehrmacht enjoyed - training, morale and firepower - were to an extent negated.
This so-called Myth of the "Clean" Wehrmacht originated in Germany immediately after the war ended.
In the second section of the book, Shepherd places case studies of four different Wehrmacht divisions within the larger political and social contexts of the region.
But that is the basis of writer and comedian Ben Elton's latest novel, Two Brothers, a fictional tale inspired by Ben's own family history which saw his Jewish father's adopted cousin fight in the Wehrmacht during World War II while his uncle was fighting for the British Army.
Even women in Britain were not safe from the murderous impulses of members of the Wehrmacht.
Along the way, we encounter not only a flaneuse's vision of the city under fascism but also the thoughts, hopes, and fears of a Wehrmacht soldier's wife at the height of World War II.
As the Wehrmacht prepared to attack Russia in 1941, it entered Yugoslavia first; then, operating under Operation Barbarossa, its use of ideological killing made a bloody conquest of a vast strip of land, extending from the Baltic Sea in the north, via Belorussia, to the southeastern Ukraine, with more to follow in the spring and summer of 1942.
Even as the Wehrmacht marshaled its units to react to the Allies' successful D-Day landings in France, they had to contend with airborne and amphibious landings in the expanse of coastline extending from Marseilles to Toulon to Nice, an area which encompasses the French Riviera.
From Walter Cronkite's parachuting into Holland with a Canadian trooper to Audrey Hepburn's concerns about being conscripted into a Wehrmacht brothel, this uses personal narratives to document the history of five days when Fascism fell in Europe, from April 28 to May 2, 1945.
Mr Cywinski was wounded during the 63-day struggle in 1944 between the poorly armed Polish Home Army and the German Wehrmacht.