History UsefulNotes / PrussiansInPickelhauben

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
28th Aug '15 8:48:07 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', features [[GertFrobe Gert Fröbe]] who plays just about every Prussian stereotype in full (set before World War I).

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* ''Film/ThoseMagnificentMenInTheirFlyingMachines'', features [[GertFrobe [[Creator/GertFrobe Gert Fröbe]] who plays just about every Prussian stereotype in full (set before World War I).
28th Aug '15 8:47:30 PM BlackSunNocturne
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* ''Film/WarHorse'' by Creator/StevenSpielberg

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* ''Film/WarHorse'' by Creator/StevenSpielbergCreator/StevenSpielberg
* ''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.
20th Jul '15 2:38:41 AM Morgenthaler
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* ''TheAfricanQueen''
* ''Main/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''

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* ''TheAfricanQueen''
''Film/TheAfricanQueen''
* ''Main/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''''Literature/AllQuietOnTheWesternFront''



* ''EffiBriest'' (set befor World War I)

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* ''EffiBriest'' ''Literature/EffiBriest'' (set befor World War I)



* ''TheGrandIllusion''

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* ''TheGrandIllusion''''Film/TheGrandIllusion''
6th Jun '15 4:47:24 PM LtFedora
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* ''Series/HitlerTheRiseOfEvil'', briefly shows UsefulNotes/AdolfHitler's service on the Western Front.
6th Jun '15 4:44:37 PM LtFedora
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When the war started, the German admirals knew full well they could barely compete with the Royal Navy's numerical advantage and worldwide network of bases. German naval forces overseas, most notably the East Asian squadron (based in Tsingtau (Qingdao)) were for soon sent to the bottom of the sea despite fighting creditably, only the battle-cruiser ''S.M.S. Goeben'' and the light cruiser ''S.M.S. Breslau'' managing to escape from the Mediterranian to Constantinople. After some minor skirmishes, the two navies finally clashed in full at Jutland, which is considered one of the largest naval battles in history. Although the High Seas Fleet claimed a tactical victory by tonnage sunk, they realized they were now ineffectual to break the British blockade and searched for other means to do so.

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When the war started, the German admirals knew full well they could barely compete with the Royal Navy's numerical advantage and worldwide network of bases.bases, not to mention their centuries-long naval tradition. German naval forces overseas, most notably the East Asian squadron (based in Tsingtau (Qingdao)) were for soon sent to the bottom of the sea despite fighting creditably, only the battle-cruiser ''S.M.S. Goeben'' and the light cruiser ''S.M.S. Breslau'' managing to escape from the Mediterranian to Constantinople. After some minor skirmishes, the two navies finally clashed in full at Jutland, which is considered one of the largest naval battles in history. Although the High Seas Fleet claimed a tactical victory by tonnage sunk, they realized they were now ineffectual to break the British blockade and searched for other means to do so.
25th Apr '15 12:36:38 PM Menshevik
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* ''Literature/ConfessionsOfFelixKrull''
11th Mar '15 8:10:47 AM 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." 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.

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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.
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 '15 1:20:52 PM LinguaViva
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* ''Literature/GoobyeToAllThat''

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* ''Literature/GoobyeToAllThat''''Literature/GoodbyeToAllThat''
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