History UsefulNotes / PrussiansInPickelhauben

16th Sep '17 11:25:28 AM nombretomado
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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}}'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany as the antagonist, the improved GameBoyAdvance UsefulNotes/GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.
5th Sep '17 5:54:06 AM jormis29
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* ''Westfront 1918'', directed by G. W. Pabst.

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* ''Westfront 1918'', ''Film/Westfront1918'', directed by G. W. Pabst.
1st Sep '17 4:05:02 PM nombretomado
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In theory there was no German army, but a ''Bundesheer'' (federal army) consisting of the Royal Prussian Army and the armies of the other sovereign states [[AllTheLittleGermanies (three kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, ten principalities and three free cities)]] that made up the Empire. Consequently there was no German secretary of war, only a Prussian and a Bavarian minister of war. The armies of all the medium-sized and smaller states were integrated into the Prussian army just before or just after the foundation of ImperialGermany, and the Prussian army also included the soldiers recruited from Alsace and Lorraine (annexed from France in 1871 and administrated by the central German government). Bavaria, being the second-largest state and monarchy had a larger autonomy in military matters than the other non-Prussian states and to mark this its military units were numbered separately, even though as far as arms, uniforms and equipment went the differences were not bigger than between e. g. Prussian and Saxon units. German officers and soldiers would always wear two cockades on their head-dress, a black-white-and-red one for the empire and one of different colours for the nation they belonged: black and white for Prussia, white and blue for Bavaria, red and black for Württemberg, white and green for Saxony and so on.

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In theory there was no German army, but a ''Bundesheer'' (federal army) consisting of the Royal Prussian Army and the armies of the other sovereign states [[AllTheLittleGermanies [[UsefulNotes/AllTheLittleGermanies (three kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, ten principalities and three free cities)]] that made up the Empire. Consequently there was no German secretary of war, only a Prussian and a Bavarian minister of war. The armies of all the medium-sized and smaller states were integrated into the Prussian army just before or just after the foundation of ImperialGermany, and the Prussian army also included the soldiers recruited from Alsace and Lorraine (annexed from France in 1871 and administrated by the central German government). Bavaria, being the second-largest state and monarchy had a larger autonomy in military matters than the other non-Prussian states and to mark this its military units were numbered separately, even though as far as arms, uniforms and equipment went the differences were not bigger than between e. g. Prussian and Saxon units. German officers and soldiers would always wear two cockades on their head-dress, a black-white-and-red one for the empire and one of different colours for the nation they belonged: black and white for Prussia, white and blue for Bavaria, red and black for Württemberg, white and green for Saxony and so on.
5th Jul '17 8:31:30 PM Kalmbach
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Although it was unified for less than half a century, UsefulNotes/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, UsefulNotes/ImperialGermany already had a strong military tradition inherited from its founding state of Prussia.
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In theory there was no German army, but a ''Bundesheer'' (federal army) consisting of the Royal Prussian Army and the armies of the other sovereign states (three kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, ten principalities and three free cities) that made up the Empire. Consequently there was no German secretary of war, only a Prussian and a Bavarian minister of war. The armies of all the medium-sized and smaller states were integrated into the Prussian army just before or just after the foundation of ImperialGermany, and the Prussian army also included the soldiers recruited from Alsace and Lorraine (annexed from France in 1871 and administrated by the central German government). Bavaria, being the second-largest state and monarchy had a larger autonomy in military matters than the other non-Prussian states and to mark this its military units were numbered separately, even though as far as arms, uniforms and equipment went the differences were not bigger than between e. g. Prussian and Saxon units. German officers and soldiers would always wear two cockades on their head-dress, a black-white-and-red one for the empire and one of different colours for the nation they belonged: black and white for Prussia, white and blue for Bavaria, red and black for Württemberg, white and green for Saxony and so on.

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In theory there was no German army, but a ''Bundesheer'' (federal army) consisting of the Royal Prussian Army and the armies of the other sovereign states [[AllTheLittleGermanies (three kingdoms, six grand duchies, five duchies, ten principalities and three free cities) cities)]] that made up the Empire. Consequently there was no German secretary of war, only a Prussian and a Bavarian minister of war. The armies of all the medium-sized and smaller states were integrated into the Prussian army just before or just after the foundation of ImperialGermany, and the Prussian army also included the soldiers recruited from Alsace and Lorraine (annexed from France in 1871 and administrated by the central German government). Bavaria, being the second-largest state and monarchy had a larger autonomy in military matters than the other non-Prussian states and to mark this its military units were numbered separately, even though as far as arms, uniforms and equipment went the differences were not bigger than between e. g. Prussian and Saxon units. German officers and soldiers would always wear two cockades on their head-dress, a black-white-and-red one for the empire and one of different colours for the nation they belonged: black and white for Prussia, white and blue for Bavaria, red and black for Württemberg, white and green for Saxony and so on.
12th Jun '17 12:13:47 AM LtFedora
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* ''Film/WonderWoman2017''
29th Apr '17 8:23:59 AM SSgt_LuLZ
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[[AC:Comic Books]]
* ''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]].

[[AC:Film]]
* ''55 Days in Peking'' (set during the Boxer War).



* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''



* ''Literature/ConfessionsOfFelixKrull''
* ''Literature/EffiBriest'' (set befor World War I)
* ''55 Days in Peking'' (set during the Boxer War).

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* ''Literature/ConfessionsOfFelixKrull''
* ''Literature/EffiBriest''
''Der Hauptmann von Köpenick'' (set befor before World War I)
* ''55 Days in Peking'' (set during the Boxer War).
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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''



* ''Der Hauptmann von Köpenick'' (set before World War I).
* ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil'', briefly shows UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's service on the Western Front.



* ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', features [[Creator/GertFrobe Gert Fröbe]] who plays just about every Prussian stereotype in full (set before World War I).
* ''Film/{{Passchendaele}}'' features them as antagonists against the [[CanucksWithChinooks Canadian protaganists]].



* ''Literature/DerStechlin'', set in the 1890s.
* ''Storm of Steel'' by Ernst Jünger.
* ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', features [[Creator/GertFrobe Gert Fröbe]] who plays just about every Prussian stereotype in full (set before World War I).




[[AC:Literature]]
* ''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''
* ''Literature/ConfessionsOfFelixKrull''
* ''Literature/DerStechlin'', set in the 1890s.
* ''Literature/EffiBriest'' (set befor World War I)
* ''Literature/GoodbyeToAllThat''
* ''Storm of Steel'' by Ernst Jünger.



* 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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[[AC:Live-Action TV]]
* While ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil'', briefly shows UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's service on the original ''VideoGame/{{Wings}}'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany Western Front.

[[AC:Video Games]]
* ''VideoGame/Battlefield1'' features Imperial Germany as a playable faction in multiplayer. They also appear frequently
as the antagonist, main antagonists in the improved GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.single player "War Stories".



* ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', set on the Western Front during WWI, features a German soldier as one of playable characters.

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* ''Videogame/ValiantHearts'', set on the Western Front during WWI, features a German soldier as one of playable characters.characters.
* While the original ''VideoGame/{{Wings}}'' has the armed forces of ImperialGermany as the antagonist, the improved GameBoyAdvance version offers a full German campaign.
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.
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