History UsefulNotes / PrussiansInPickelhauben

7th Mar '17 9:14:05 AM Leporidae
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* ''ComicBook/GoldenEyesAndHerHeroBill'', set during World War I, features antagonistic German officer Hugo Von Schwatzenburg who wears a Pickelhaub [[http://cartoons.osu.edu/digital_albums/nellbrinkley/8.php#anchor in his first appearance]].
* ''Literature/GoodbyeToAllThat''



* ''Literature/GoodbyeToAllThat''
2nd Sep '16 2:00:42 PM Morgenthaler
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Although it was unified for less than half a century, ImperialGermany already had a strong military tradition inherited from its founding state of Prussia.

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Although it was unified for less than half a century, ImperialGermany UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany already had a strong military tradition inherited from its founding state of Prussia.
29th Aug '16 11:10:46 AM Morgenthaler
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Seen today mostly on the heads of [[BadassBiker motorcyclists]], the ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Bismarck_pickelhaube.jpg Pickelhaube]]'' ("pointed bonnet") is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Prussia and the German Empire. It was eventually phased out about midway through World War I, as it was realized that the spike made it an attractive target for sharpshooters and that, being made of leather, it did not provide enough protection. It was soon replaced by a [[{{Foreshadowing}} simple steel helmet of a swooped-back design]], that became known to British troops as the "coal scuttle", but was officially called the ''Stahlschutzhelm, Modell 1916'' ("steel protective helmet, model 1916"), or ''Stahlhelm'' for short. (In German the word "Stahlhelm" is generic and also applies to steel helmets of all kinds of models, including non-German ones). A modernized version of this is used by the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] since the early [[TheNineties 90s]] (initially, the Bundeswehr abandoned the ''Stahlhelm'' in favor of American-style M1 "GI pot" helmets for [[ThoseWackyNazis obvious]] [[UnfortunateImplications reasons]], but the design's image had been rehabilitated somewhat since the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] and most [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships other]] [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades NATO]] [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks armies]] adopted very similar designs starting in the [[TheEighties 80s]] [[BoringButPractical because it offers better ballistic protection than the classic GI helmet]] and the Germans eventually followed suit).

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Seen today mostly on the heads of [[BadassBiker motorcyclists]], the ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Bismarck_pickelhaube.jpg Pickelhaube]]'' ("pointed bonnet") is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Prussia and the German Empire. It was eventually phased out about midway through World War I, as it was realized that the spike made it an attractive target for sharpshooters and that, being made of leather, it did not provide enough protection. It was soon replaced by a [[{{Foreshadowing}} simple steel helmet of a swooped-back design]], that became known to British troops as the "coal scuttle", but was officially called the ''Stahlschutzhelm, Modell 1916'' ("steel protective helmet, model 1916"), or ''Stahlhelm'' for short. (In German the word "Stahlhelm" is generic and also applies to steel helmets of all kinds of models, including non-German ones). A modernized version of this is used by the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht [[UsefulNotes/WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] since the early [[TheNineties 90s]] (initially, the Bundeswehr abandoned the ''Stahlhelm'' in favor of American-style M1 "GI pot" helmets for [[ThoseWackyNazis obvious]] [[UnfortunateImplications reasons]], but the design's image had been rehabilitated somewhat since the [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] and most [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships other]] [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades NATO]] [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks armies]] adopted very similar designs starting in the [[TheEighties 80s]] [[BoringButPractical because it offers better ballistic protection than the classic GI helmet]] and the Germans eventually followed suit).
28th Aug '16 11:46:04 AM Morgenthaler
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Pretty much any work dealing with UsefulNotes/WorldWarI will feature the Imperial German armed forces in ''some'' context. In contrast to [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Wehrmacht]], Imperial German forces are usually considered less of an AcceptableTarget in English-language media and are more likely to receive a sympathetic, or at least balanced, portrayal.

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Pretty much any work dealing with UsefulNotes/WorldWarI will feature the Imperial German armed forces in ''some'' context. In contrast to [[NazisWithGnarlyWeapons [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons the Wehrmacht]], Imperial German forces are usually considered less of an AcceptableTarget in English-language media and are more likely to receive a sympathetic, or at least balanced, portrayal.
28th Aug '16 3:31:17 AM Morgenthaler
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All of the belligerent powers used aircraft for military purposes, primarily scouting enemy positions, from the start of the First World War, and the first pilot to be called an [[AcePilot "ace"]] for bringing down multiple enemy planes, Adolphe Pegoud, was in fact a [[GaulsWithGrenades Frenchman]]. However, it was the German air service who fielded the first truly effective air superiority fighter with the introduction of the Fokker E-Series ''Eindecker'' (Monoplane) fighters in the spring of 1915. The following period of approximately one year before the Allies were able to counter with equally effective fighters such as the Nieuport 11 and De Havilland DH.2 became known as the "Fokker Scourge" and established the reputations of many German [[AcePilot aces]] such as Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke.

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All of the belligerent powers used aircraft for military purposes, primarily scouting enemy positions, from the start of the First World War, and the first pilot to be called an [[AcePilot "ace"]] for bringing down multiple enemy planes, Adolphe Pegoud, was in fact a [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades Frenchman]]. However, it was the German air service who fielded the first truly effective air superiority fighter with the introduction of the Fokker E-Series ''Eindecker'' (Monoplane) fighters in the spring of 1915. The following period of approximately one year before the Allies were able to counter with equally effective fighters such as the Nieuport 11 and De Havilland DH.2 became known as the "Fokker Scourge" and established the reputations of many German [[AcePilot aces]] such as Max Immelmann and Oswald Boelcke.
21st Aug '16 3:43:59 AM Morgenthaler
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Seen today mostly on the heads of [[BadassBiker motorcyclists]], the ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Bismarck_pickelhaube.jpg Pickelhaube]]'' ("pointed bonnet") is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Prussia and the German Empire. It was eventually phased out about midway through World War I, as it was realized that the spike made it an attractive target for sharpshooters and that, being made of leather, it did not provide enough protection. It was soon replaced by a [[{{Foreshadowing}} simple steel helmet of a swooped-back design]], that became known to British troops as the "coal scuttle", but was officially called the ''Stahlschutzhelm, Modell 1916'' ("steel protective helmet, model 1916"), or ''Stahlhelm'' for short. (In German the word "Stahlhelm" is generic and also applies to steel helmets of all kinds of models, including non-German ones). A modernized version of this is used by the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] since the early [[TheNineties 90s]] (initially, the Bundeswehr abandoned the ''Stahlhelm'' in favor of American-style M1 "GI pot" helmets for [[ThoseWackyNazis obvious]] [[UnfortunateImplications reasons]], but the design's image had been rehabilitated somewhat since the [[YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] and most [[BritsWithBattleships other]] [[GaulsWithGrenades NATO]] [[CanucksWithChinooks armies]] adopted very similar designs starting in the [[TheEighties 80s]] [[BoringButPractical because it offers better ballistic protection than the classic GI helmet]] and the Germans eventually followed suit).

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Seen today mostly on the heads of [[BadassBiker motorcyclists]], the ''[[http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Bismarck_pickelhaube.jpg Pickelhaube]]'' ("pointed bonnet") is perhaps the most iconic symbol of Prussia and the German Empire. It was eventually phased out about midway through World War I, as it was realized that the spike made it an attractive target for sharpshooters and that, being made of leather, it did not provide enough protection. It was soon replaced by a [[{{Foreshadowing}} simple steel helmet of a swooped-back design]], that became known to British troops as the "coal scuttle", but was officially called the ''Stahlschutzhelm, Modell 1916'' ("steel protective helmet, model 1916"), or ''Stahlhelm'' for short. (In German the word "Stahlhelm" is generic and also applies to steel helmets of all kinds of models, including non-German ones). A modernized version of this is used by the [[WeAreNotTheWehrmacht Bundeswehr]] since the early [[TheNineties 90s]] (initially, the Bundeswehr abandoned the ''Stahlhelm'' in favor of American-style M1 "GI pot" helmets for [[ThoseWackyNazis obvious]] [[UnfortunateImplications reasons]], but the design's image had been rehabilitated somewhat since the [[YanksWithTanks [[UsefulNotes/YanksWithTanks U.S. Armed Forces]] and most [[BritsWithBattleships [[UsefulNotes/BritsWithBattleships other]] [[GaulsWithGrenades [[UsefulNotes/GaulsWithGrenades NATO]] [[CanucksWithChinooks [[UsefulNotes/CanucksWithChinooks armies]] adopted very similar designs starting in the [[TheEighties 80s]] [[BoringButPractical because it offers better ballistic protection than the classic GI helmet]] and the Germans eventually followed suit).
16th Aug '16 5:26:45 PM Preussak
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* While the original ''VideoGame/Wings'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany as the antagonist, the improved GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.

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* While the original ''VideoGame/Wings'' ''VideoGame/{{Wings}}'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany as the antagonist, the improved GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.
16th Aug '16 5:26:03 PM Preussak
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* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarplanes'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' all feature the Prussian Armed Forces vehicles as the early tier German vehicles, more so in the latter two however.

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* While the original ''VideoGame/Wings'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany as the antagonist, the improved GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.
* ''VideoGame/WorldOfTanks'', ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarplanes'' and ''VideoGame/WorldOfWarships'' all feature the Prussian Armed Forces vehicles as the early tier German vehicles, more so in the latter two however.however.
* ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', set on the Western Front during WWI, features a German soldier as one of playable characters.
17th Jun '16 8:43:55 PM LtFedora
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The answer was a submersible vessel that the Germans referred to as an "Unterseeboot" ("under-sea boat", or in Latinate English, "submarine boat"), which had quickly entered the English language as "U-boat."[[note]]Do note that in German, "U-boat" is the generic term for any submarine, German or otherwise.[[/note]] While the last nation to adopt the submarine as a naval vessel, Germany was the first to demonstrate its capabilities. In the first weeks of World War I, U-9 sank three British cruisers in less than an hour. The Imperial Navy was quick to capitalize on this new weapon, using U-boats to heavily target the shipping that Britain depended on. Eventually, the British managed to win the Battle of the Atlantic by adopting the convoy system: placing ships in large groups protected by escort vessels. This immediately emptied the ocean of ships and concentrated efforts of escorts allowed the usage of the depth charge, a new bomb that exploded at a specified depth, to sink U-boats. Once the war ended, Germany surrendered all of her U-boats to the British. One of the surviving captains, a young officer named [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Karl Dönitz]], immediately began thinking of ways to respond to the convoy and prepare for [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the next submarine war]].

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The answer was a submersible vessel that the Germans referred to as an "Unterseeboot" ("under-sea boat", or in Latinate English, "submarine boat"), which had quickly entered the English language as "U-boat."[[note]]Do note that in German, "U-boat" is the generic term for any submarine, German or otherwise.[[/note]] While the last nation to adopt the submarine as a naval vessel, Germany was the first to demonstrate its capabilities. In the first weeks of World War I, U-9 sank three British cruisers in less than an hour.hour; a primitive submarine with a crew of 24 that could take down 1500 enemy sailors proved irresistible. The Imperial Navy was quick to capitalize on this new weapon, using U-boats to heavily target the shipping that Britain depended on. Eventually, the British managed to win the Battle of the Atlantic by adopting the convoy system: placing ships in large groups protected by escort vessels. This immediately emptied the ocean of ships and concentrated efforts of escorts allowed the usage of the depth charge, a new bomb that exploded at a specified depth, to sink U-boats. Once the war ended, Germany surrendered all of her U-boats to the British. One of the surviving captains, a young officer named [[UsefulNotes/NazisWithGnarlyWeapons Karl Dönitz]], immediately began thinking of ways to respond to the convoy and prepare for [[UsefulNotes/WorldWarII the next submarine war]].
6th Feb '16 9:42:19 PM BatmanKalEl
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* ''Film/WarHorse'' by Creator/StevenSpielberg

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* ''Film/WarHorse'' ''Literature/WarHorse'', adaptated by Creator/StevenSpielberg
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