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]
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Wehrmacht

The German armed forces.
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With the enemy closing in and the United States (at the time) forswearing aid, the latter group concludes the Wehrmacht is too strong to be defeated.
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