History UsefulNotes / WeAreNotTheWehrmacht

30th May '16 5:33:48 PM MAI742
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'''We are not ''THAT' Heer - the Heer'''

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'''We are not ''THAT' ''THAT'' Heer - the Heer'''
30th May '16 5:33:15 PM MAI742
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'''We are not Manstein - the Heer'''

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'''We are not Manstein ''THAT' Heer - the Heer'''



'''We are not Göring - the Luftwaffe'''

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'''We are not Göring ''THAT'' Luftwaffe - the Luftwaffe'''



'''We are not Dönitz - the Marine'''

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'''We are not Dönitz the Kriegsmarine - the Marine'''
25th May '16 7:11:44 PM SmoCro
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** It is also know as 7/4 ("Seven warning shots and four well-aimed throws.") for its 7-round magazine and its four components and ...sub-par accuracy.
23rd Mar '16 6:23:54 AM Jhonny
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During the early years of the Bundeswehr (Adenauer was still chancellor), perhaps the biggest political scandal in post-war German history broke when an article in DER SPIEGEL under the (now oft alluded to) title "bedingt abwehrbereit"[[note]](only) conditionally ready to defend[[/note]] suggested that there were major problems with the Bundeswehr should war ever happen. Then minister of defense Franz Josef Strauß, a conservative of Bavaria and something of a larger than life figure accused the writer of the article of publishing classified documents and military secrets and a police raid was ordered and Rudolf Augstein (editor in chief of DER SPIEGEL) went to jail. While Adenauer initially protected Strauß from the ensuing public outcry and Strauß even spoke about an "abyss of treason" [[note]]Ein Abgrund an Landesverrat[[/note]], ultimately Adenauer had to backpedal, Strauß had to resign - naturally, [[RunningGag he was secretary of defense after all]] - and Augstein was released from prison. Strauß' political career seemed to be essentially dead by that point, but he eventually got back into the good graces of at least some Germans by his tenure as minister of the economy 1966-69 and eventually ran for chancellor (and lost in one of the nastiest political campaigns in post war German history) in 1980.
23rd Mar '16 6:13:07 AM Jhonny
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For some reason they still have an honest to god ''Sail ship'' in their arsenal (the Gorch Fock) which serves training purposes nobody is exactly sure about. This got widespread attention during one of the more abstruse scandals involving - naturally - the resignation of the Defense Minister (over something else, but this was a contributing factor)
3rd Mar '16 7:06:53 AM LondonKdS
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* The TV series ''Series/Deutschland83'' deals with an East German mole in the Bundeswehr of the 1980s.

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* The TV series ''Series/Deutschland83'' ''Series/{{Deutschland 83}}'' deals with an East German mole in the Bundeswehr of the 1980s.
3rd Mar '16 7:06:28 AM LondonKdS
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* The TV series ''Series/Deutschland83'' deals with an East German mole in the Bundeswehr of the 1980s.
29th Sep '15 5:47:16 PM demonfiren
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The Bundeswehr rank structure is roughly the same as everywhere in the [=NATO=], for a detailed view, see UsefulNotes/CommonRanks. (That Wehrmacht thing mentioned there had, strangely enough, the same ranks.) German soldiers normally address each other either by rank and last name - ''Gefreiter Schmidt!'' (normally from above, with exceptions in tightly knit units) or by honorific and rank - ''Herr Major!'' (works both ways, but usually from below). There is no general honorific, ''especially'' not "Sir!", something every recruit who grew up watching to many American movies learns quite fast.

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The Bundeswehr rank structure is roughly the same as everywhere in the [=NATO=], for a detailed view, see UsefulNotes/CommonRanks. (That Wehrmacht thing mentioned there had, strangely enough, the same ranks.) German soldiers normally address each other either by rank and last name - ''Gefreiter Schmidt!'' (normally from above, with exceptions in tightly knit units) or by honorific and rank - ''Herr Major!'' (works both ways, but usually from below). There is no general honorific, ''especially'' not "Sir!", something every recruit who grew up watching to too many American movies learns quite fast.
29th Sep '15 5:39:14 PM demonfiren
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* '''Spike''' Officially know as the light multi-role guided missile system, it is the new standard [=ATGM=].

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* '''Spike''' Officially know known as the light multi-role guided missile system, it is the new standard [=ATGM=].
29th Sep '15 5:29:44 PM demonfiren
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The ''Bundespolizei'' (Federal Police, formerly know as ''Bundesgrenzschutz'' or Federal Border Guard) is not part of the German military, although it was founded as a somewhat paramilitary organization before West Germany was allowed to re-arm. It is primarily concerned with securing borders, transport infrastructure and diplomats. It's secondary task is to support the state police agencies when needed.

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The ''Bundespolizei'' (Federal Police, formerly know as ''Bundesgrenzschutz'' or Federal Border Guard) is not part of the German military, although it was founded as a somewhat paramilitary organization before West Germany was allowed to re-arm. It is primarily concerned with securing borders, transport infrastructure and diplomats. It's Its secondary task is to support the state police agencies when needed.



Part of the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr administration is responsible for equipment procurement, part of the logistics, base management (and often security as well) and a lot of paper pushing. It's upper echelons are generally regarded as the least efficient government agency in the history of ever; it's lower end - the local base administrations - are usually the one thing even the dumbest recruit can look down to.

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Part of the Ministry of Defence, the Bundeswehr administration is responsible for equipment procurement, part of the logistics, base management (and often security as well) and a lot of paper pushing. It's Its upper echelons are generally regarded as the least efficient government agency in the history of ever; it's its lower end - the local base administrations - are usually the one thing even the dumbest recruit can look down to.
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