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Bundeswehr traditions regulations

The Bundeswehr regulations on traditions are a series of regulations by the Bundeswehr developed in the 1950s that until today with revisions, all in respect to the German military traditions that have had been upheld by its predecessor services ...

                                               

Darmstadter Signal

Darmstadter Signal is an independent organization opposing weapons of mass destruction and the primary use of military means to solve conflicts. It was founded in 1983 as a group of officers, soldiers and civil Army employees of the German Bundes ...

                                               

German Navy

The German Navy is the navy of Germany and part of the unified Bundeswehr, the German Armed Forces. The German Navy was originally known as the Bundesmarine from 1956 to 1995, when Deutsche Marine became the unofficial name with respect to the 19 ...

                                               

German special forces

The German special forces include the Special Operations Command of the German Army and the Naval Special Forces Command of the German Navy. Both are regular units and fully integrated in the branches of the German Armed Forces. During operations ...

                                               

Inspector of the Air Force

The Inspector of the Air Force is the commander of the Air Force of the modern-day German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. The Inspector is responsible for the readiness of personnel and materiel in the German Air Force, in that function reports dir ...

                                               

Inspector of the Army

The Inspector of the Army is the senior serving officer in the German Army of the modern-day German Armed Forces or Bundeswehr. He is responsible for the readiness of personnel and materiel in the German Army, in that regard he reports directly t ...

                                               

Inspector of the Navy

The Inspector of the Navy is the commander of the Navy of the modern-day German Armed Forces, the Bundeswehr. Since the various bodies responsible for the high command of the German Navy were merged in 2012, the Inspector has been based at the Na ...

                                               

Intervention forces

The intervention forces are one of the three categories of force within the German Armed Forces, the others being stabilisation forces and support forces. The formations within the intervention forces which have a total of 35.000 soldiers are pri ...

                                               

Joint Support Service Command (Germany)

The Joint Support Service Command is the high command of the Joint Support Service of the German armed forces, the Bundeswehr. The command is responsible for management and administration of the units and elements of the Joint Support Service, an ...

                                               

Military bands of the Bundeswehr

There are 14 military bands of the Bundeswehr, including those of the German Army, Air Force, Navy, and joint bands. Before 2009, the military musicians of the Bundeswehr constituted a joint specialist service, the Military Music Service, subordi ...

                                               

Military Music Center of the Bundeswehr

The Military Music Center of the Bundeswehr is the office in charge of managing the military bands of the Bundeswehr. It was established on 25 August 2009 as part of a restructuring of the Bundeswehr, to replace the specialist branch of service t ...

                                               

Stabilisation forces

Stabilisation forces are one of the three categories of forces in the German Armed Forces or Bundeswehr, that classify formations according to their levels of equipment, readiness, training and capability. The other categories are intervention fo ...

                                               

Truppenubungsplatz Lehnin

The Lehnin military training area is located approximately 25 km southwest of Potsdam surrounded by Brandenburg pine forests. The name comes from the town of Lehnin, where a Cistercian abbey was founded in 1180. Today the Lehnin monastery today h ...

                                               

University of the German Federal Armed Forces

The German Armed Forces runs two universities - one in Munich, and another in Hamburg - which focus on the scientific work and the academic study of the German armed forces officers. Unlike other nations military academies, both universities only ...

                                               

Atlas Elektronik

Atlas Elektronik is a naval/marine electronics and systems business based in Bremen, Germany. It is involved in the development of integrated sonar systems for submarines and heavyweight torpedoes. The company was a subsidiary of BAE Systems unti ...

                                               

Deutsche Werke

Deutsche Werke was a German shipbuilding company founded in 1925 when Kaiserliche Werft Kiel and other shipyards were merged. It came as a result of the Treaty of Versailles after World War I that forced the German defense industry to shrink. The ...

                                               

Diehl Aerospace

Diehl Aerospace GmbH is a Joint venture between the German Diehl Group and the French Thales Group operating in the field of Avionics. The headquarters of the company are in Uberlingen, Germany. The company was founded in 2006 as result of the me ...

                                               

Diehl Defence

Diehl Defence GmbH & Co. KG is a German arms manufacturer and a subsidiary of the Diehl Stiftung with headquarters in Uberlingen. Diehl Defence mainly produces missiles and ammunition. Diehl BGT Defence was founded in 2004 as result of the merger ...

                                               

EuroJet Turbo GmbH

EuroJet Turbo GmbH is a multi-national engine manufacturing consortium. It is headquartered in Hallbergmoos, Munich, Germany. The consortium was created in 1986 to manage the development, production, support, maintenance, support and sales of the ...

                                               

FAMO

Rubezahl caterpillar tractor Wespe self-propelled artillery Marder II, produced 1942–1943. Sd.Kfz. 9: Heavy half-track used by German forces in World War II; some were also produced by Vomag and Tatra.

                                               

German Naval Yards Holdings

German Naval Yards Holdings GmbH is a German shipyard group which combines three shipyards in the Kieler Forde under its umbrella: German Naval Yards Kiel, Nobiskrug and Lindenau. The group is a 100% subsidiary of Privinvest, a European shipyard ...

                                               

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann

Krauss-Maffei Wegmann GmbH & Co. KG is a defence company based in Munich, Germany. The company produces various types of equipment as well as railroad locomotives, tanks, self-propelled artillery, and other armoured vehicles. Krauss-Maffei Wegman ...

                                               

Maffei (company)

Maffei was a manufacturer of railway locomotives based in Munich, Germany. Established in 1836, it prospered for nearly a century before going bankrupt in 1930 and becoming amalgamated with the firm of Krauss to form Krauss-Maffei. Following anot ...

                                               

MBDA Deutschland GmbH

MBDA Deutschland GmbH is a German missile systems company. Together with its 100% subsidiaries Bayern-Chemie and TDW and various Joint Ventures, it forms MBDA Germany. The company is a legally independent 100% subsidiary of MBDA which belongs to ...

                                               

Rheinmetall

Rheinmetall AG is a European defence contractor. Rheinmetall has a presence in two corporate sectors with six divisions, and is headquartered in Dusseldorf, Germany. In fiscal 2019, the company generated sales of €6.255 billion. The Groups Defenc ...

                                               

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles

Rheinmetall MAN Military Vehicles GmbH, or RMMV, is a joint venture company between German companies MAN Truck & Bus AG and Rheinmetall AG. RMMV is part of Rheinmetalls Vehicle Systems Division. Rheinmetall AG holds a 51% stake in RMMV, with the ...

                                               

TDW

TDW is the European leader in the development and manufacture of warheads for guided weapons. The company was founded in 1994 and has 130 employees based in Schrobenhausen, Germany. TDW is a 100% subsidiary of MBDA Deutschland GmbH and part of th ...

                                               

Thyssen-Henschel

Thyssen Henschel was a German industrial firm and defense contractor. One part of the company Henschel Wehrtechnik was acquired by Rheinmetall in 1999 and was integrated into Rheinmetall Landsysteme GmbH in 2000.

                                               

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems

ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems of Germany is a group and holding company of providers of naval vessels, surface ships and submarines. It was founded when large industrial conglomerate ThyssenKrupp acquired Howaldtswerke-Deutsche Werft on January 5, ...

                                               

Husterhoeh Kaserne

Husterhoeh Kaserne was a military facility in Pirmasens, Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany. Kaserne is a German loanword that means "barracks." It was a United States military base 1945–1994. Since then it is a German base, most of which has closed. ...

                                               

Nordholz Naval Airbase

Nordholz Naval Airbase is a German Naval Air base located near the town of Nordholz in Lower Saxony, 25 km north of Bremerhaven, and 12 km southwest of Cuxhaven. It is the home of Naval Air Command, with the Naval Air Wing 3 and Naval Air Wing 5, ...

                                               

Erich-Weinert-Ensemble

The Erich-Weinert-Ensemble was a professional army ensemble of the National Peoples Army of the German Democratic Republic. The ensemble consisted of a male choir, a ballet, an orchestra, a cabaret, soloists, dramaturges, conductors, directors, c ...

                                               

Staff Band of the Bundeswehr

The Staff Band of the Bundeswehr is the main representative brass band of the Bundeswehr, stationed in Berlin. It works together with the Wachbataillon in the Berlin Garrison Command, having responsibility for protocol during state receptions of ...

                                               

Military history of Germany

While German-speaking people have a long history, Germany as a nation state dates only from 1871. Earlier periods are subject to definition debates. The Franks, for instance, were a union of Germanic tribes; nevertheless, some of the Franks later ...

                                               

VIII Army Corps (German Confederation)

The VIII Army Corps was a mixed corps of the army of the German Confederation, which was made up of contingents from Wurttemberg, Baden and Hesse. Until 1830 contingents from Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, Hohenzollern-Hechingen and Liechtenstein also ...

                                               

Armeeoberkommando

Armeeoberkommando was a command level in the German and Austro-Hungarian armies, especially during the World War I and World War II. It was equivalent to a British, French, American, Italian, Japanese, or Imperial Russian "Army".

                                               

German Federal Army

The German Federal Army was the military arm of the German Confederation from 1815 to 1866 whose purpose was the defence of the Confederation against external enemies. Although the Congress of Vienna in 1815 decreed the formation of the army and ...

                                               

Imperial Military Constitution

The Imperial Military Constitution of the Holy Roman Empire, like the rest of the imperial constitution, grew out of various laws and governed the establishment of military forces within the Empire. It was the basis for the establishment of the A ...

                                               

List of Imperial German Uhlan regiments

Meyer, Friedrich 1888. Das Koniglische Bayerische (Das Bayerische Koniglische) 2. Ulanen Regiment Konig 1863 - 1888. M. Eichinger, k.b. Hofbuchhandlung. Ansbach, Germany. Farwell, Byron 2001. The Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Land Warfare: a ...

                                               

Schrecklichkeit

Schrecklichkeit is a word used by English speakers to describe an assumed military policy of the German Army towards civilians in World War I. It was the basis of German actions during their march through Belgium in 1914. Similar policies were fo ...

                                               

Service Award Cross

A Service Award Cross was an award for long-time service as a civil servant or member of the military. Prussia had a service cross for 25-years service for officers as well as service awards in the form of buckles for nine-, 15 - and 25-years ser ...

                                               

Armeemarschsammlung

The Armeemarschsammlung, also known as the Prussian Army March Collection refers to the basic catalog of works of German military march music.

                                               

Dessauer Marsch

The Dessauer Marsch is a slow infantry march. It is believed that the march originated from Italy. The melody of a folk song was played for Leopold I, Prince of Anhalt-Dessau after the Battle of Cassano 1705. He enjoyed the march so much, that by ...

                                               

Ein Heller und ein Batzen

Ein Heller und ein Batzen is a German folksong. Written by Albert von Schlippenbach in 1830 as a drinking song, it later became a popular marching song in Wehrmacht during the Second World War.

                                               

Erika (song)

Erika is a marching song used by the German military. The song was composed by Herms Niel in the 1930s, and it soon came into usage by the Wehrmacht, especially the Heer and, to a lesser extent, the Kriegsmarine.

                                               

Der Hohenfriedberger

Der Hohenfriedberger "), also called Hohenfriedberger Marsch or Der Hohenfriedberger Marsch ", is one of the most classic and well known German military marches. It takes its name from the victory of the Prussians over the allied Austrians and Sa ...

                                               

Panzerlied

The Panzerlied was a Wehrmacht military march of the Nazi era, sung primarily by the Panzerwaffe, the tank force of Nazi Germany during World War II. It is one of the most well known songs of the Wehrmacht and was popularised by the 1965 film Bat ...

                                               

Pariser Einzugsmarsch

The Pariser Einzugsmarsch is a well-known German military march composed by Johann Heinrich Walch during the Napoleonic Wars.

                                               

Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss

Schwarzbraun ist die Haselnuss or Schwarzbraun ist die HaselnuS is a German folk song, which first dates to the 19th century Franconia, though similar motifs are known since the 16th century. It was used as a marching song by German troops during ...

                                               

Feldgendarmerie

The Feldgendarmerie, lit. "field gendarmerie") were a type of military police units of the armies of the Kingdom of Saxony, the German Empire and Nazi Germany until the conclusion of World War II in Europe.