History Series / UnsereMuetterUnsereVaeter

31st Dec '17 5:26:06 AM Saveelich
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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''"Our Mothers, Our Fathers"'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US, UK and France) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.

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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''"Our Mothers, Our Fathers"'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US, UK and France) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, Front and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.
involves UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust.
31st Dec '17 5:25:42 AM Saveelich
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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''"Our Mothers, Our Fathers"'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US and the UK) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.

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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''"Our Mothers, Our Fathers"'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US US, UK and the UK) France) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.
5th Dec '17 1:24:58 PM GuyIncog
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* LandMineGoesClick: Zig-zagged. When one of Wilhelm and Friedhelm's fellow soldiers steps on a mine in a muddy swamp, the rest of the unit has time to evacuate the blast radius before the doomed private blows himself up. Shortly afterwards, however, when the survivors force the local civilians to walk through the swamp as human mine detectors, any mines they step on go off immediately.
14th Nov '17 11:57:08 AM GuyIncog
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%%* GirlishPigtails: Charlotte.
%%* GlamorousWartimeSinger: Greta

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%%* * GirlishPigtails: Charlotte.
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Charlotte sports these in the beginning - and in the photograph seen throughout the series - though army regulations mean her hair is soon in a bun.
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GlamorousWartimeSinger: GretaGreta, to the point of deconstruction. While her signature song becomes a universally recognized hit, her singing career comes at the price of [[spoiler:sleeping with a Nazi officer]] and she finds herself performing as much on makeshift, open air stages just behind the front lines as she does in swanky dance halls or recording studios. Ultimately, her status as a nationally renowned singer isn't enough to save her from [[spoiler: arrest and execution at the hands of the Gestapo.]]



* NaiveNewcomer: [[WideEyedIdealist Charlotte]] as a nurse at the Eastern Front. The freezing look that the chief nurse gives her speaks for itself.

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* NaiveNewcomer: NaiveNewcomer:
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[[WideEyedIdealist Charlotte]] as a nurse at the Eastern Front. The freezing look that the chief nurse gives her speaks for itself.itself.
** Greta, during her morale boosting tour at the front, seems tremendously out of touch, assuming planes will wait for her - or that she can just call someone for a ride - in the midst of battle.
** Many of the NewMeat soldiers posted to Wilhelm and Friedhelm's unit are depicted this way, overly eager for battle and clueless about conditions at the front. At one point, the veteran soldiers even refuse to learn their names until they've survived four weeks in combat.


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* NewMeat: Fresh-from-bootcamp replacements are posted to Wilhelm and Friedhelm's unit on several occasions. At the end, [[spoiler:Friedhelm]] leads a squad that, aside from himself and one man old enough to be a World War I veteran, consists entirely of [[ChildSoldier teenaged boys]] who have never seen combat.


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* SecretPolice: The Gestapo break up the protagonists' party at the beginning of the series. SS and Gestapo officers go on to play significant roles in most of the protagonists' lives, particularly Friedhelm, who is posted under one for much of the series, and Greta, who [[spoiler: sleeps with a Gestapo officer but is still ultimately arrested and shot.]]
15th Oct '17 8:23:51 AM moloch
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* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted. None of the five main characters are Nazis and are depicted as normal people living in Nazi Germany.

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* AllGermansAreNazis: Averted. None Averted - none of the five main characters are Nazis and are depicted as normal people living in Nazi Germany.Germany. Interestingly, this actually became one of the most prominent points of criticism, within Germany and without - the series was accused of going too far the other way and whitewashing German history by suggesting "''of course'' none of these regular, lovely young folks actually supported the Nazi agenda, they were just victims of history!"



%%* AnyoneCanDie: Naturally.

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%%* * AnyoneCanDie: Naturally.Naturally. [[CaptainObvious There is a bloody war on.]]
8th Oct '17 3:06:44 AM EvilKid
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** [[Spoiler:Lilija]] helps Charlotte at the military hospital with her expertise, but gets reported as a Jew and taken away.

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** [[Spoiler:Lilija]] [[spoiler:Lilija]] helps Charlotte at the military hospital with her expertise, but gets reported as a Jew and taken away.



** Charlotte take a time in the evacuating time to find Sonja. They left without her.

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** Charlotte take a little time in the evacuating time process to find Sonja. They Other Germans left without her.
8th Oct '17 3:04:32 AM EvilKid
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* BigDamnHero: As written above [[spoiler: Charlotte is rescued just in time by Lilja from being raped by a Soviet soldier.]]

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* BigDamnHero: As written above [[spoiler: Charlotte is rescued just in time by Lilja Lilija from being raped by a Soviet soldier.]]



** Lilija helps Charlotte at the military hospital with her expertise, but gets reported as a Jew and taken away.

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** Lilija [[Spoiler:Lilija]] helps Charlotte at the military hospital with her expertise, but gets reported as a Jew and taken away.


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** Charlotte take a time in the evacuating time to find Sonja. They left without her.
25th Aug '17 6:50:33 PM nombretomado
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* EvilVersusEvil: UsefulNotes/NaziGermany versus the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]]. One of the [[LaResistance Polish partisans]] puts it correctly;

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* EvilVersusEvil: UsefulNotes/NaziGermany versus the [[SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn [[UsefulNotes/SovietRussiaUkraineAndSoOn USSR]]. One of the [[LaResistance Polish partisans]] puts it correctly;
18th Jul '17 5:22:44 AM Saveelich
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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''Our Mothers, Our Fathers'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US and the UK) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.

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''Unsere Mütter, unsere Väter'' (literally ''Our ''"Our Mothers, Our Fathers'', Fathers"'', titled ''Generation War'' in the US and the UK) is a 2013 German miniseries. Sort of ''Series/BandOfBrothers'', but with Germans. And [[CrapsackWorld extra grim]], since it's primarily set on the Eastern Front, and UsefulNotes/TheHolocaust shows up.
18th Jul '17 5:15:37 AM Saveelich
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[[CaptainObvious Of course, it doesn't quite work out like that]]. And as the months and years drag by, and the fighting becomes ever more brutal, for these young people the war becomes a desperate struggle not only to survive, but to retain their humanity even while serving an inhumane regime.

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[[CaptainObvious Of course, it doesn't quite work out like that]]. And as the months and years drag by, and the fighting becomes ever more brutal, for these young people the war becomes a desperate struggle not only to survive, but to retain their humanity even while serving an [[UsefulNotes/NaziGermany inhumane regime.regime]].
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