History UsefulNotes / PrussiansInPickelhauben

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
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.
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