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  Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (literally defence force) was the name of the German armed forces from 1935 to 1945.
In 1938, after the Blomberg-Fritsch-Krise[?] the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) under Wilhelm Keitel was formed, intended to serve as military staff for Hitler.
The different branches of the Wehrmacht had different command organisations: OKH for the army, OKM[?] for the Navy and OKL[?] for the Air Force.
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 Wehrmacht - Encyclopedia, History, Geography and Biography
Wehrmacht troops of the Heer (military land forces) marching at a military parade in honour of the 50th birthday of Adolf Hitler, on April 20th, 1939.
Legally, the Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht was Adolf Hitler in his capacity as Germany's head of state, a position he gained after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg in August 1934.
The Wehrmacht committed numerous war crimes during World War II — terror bombing of open cities, massacres of civilians, summary executions of Soviet political officers as sanctioned by the Commissar Order, and executions of prisoners of war and civilian hostages as punishment for partisan activities in occupied territories.
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 Wehrmacht
Legally, the Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht was Adolf Hitler in his capacity as Germany's Head of state, a position he gained after the death of President Paul von Hindenburg in August 1934 and held until his suicide in late April 1945.
Today the Wehrmacht is sometimes seen as a high-tech army since new technologies were introduced during World War II including the reprisal weapons, the Me 262 jet fighter and the submarine force, but overall armament levels were low.
OKW head Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel, the commander-in-chief of the Wehrmacht, was convicted at Nuremburg for war crimes in 1946, and hanged.
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 Wikinfo | Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (literally defence force) was the name of the armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
In 1935, with the re-institution of conscription in Germany, the "Wehrmacht" became the official term for the German armed forces, previously known as the Reichswehr and today called the Bundeswehr.
In 1938, after the Blomberg-Fritsch-Krise the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) under Wilhelm Keitel was formed, intended to serve as military staff for the Chancellor.
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 Oberkommando des Heeres
In theory the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) commanded the OKH.
The position of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, which was by definition superior to the OKH, was not intended for that, nor did it have the resources to do so.
Wehrmacht — German armed forced under the Third Reich consisting of three branches: the Heer (Army), the Luftwaffe (Air Force), and the Kriegsmarine (Navy).
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 Wehrmacht - Article from FactBug.org - the fast Wikipedia mirror site   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Wehrmacht was the name of the armed forces of Germany from 1935 to 1945.
Today, the Wehrmacht is often seen as a high-tech army, due to many new technologies that were introduced during World War II, like the so-called reprisal weapons, the Me 262 jet fighter, or the submarine force, but this is a somewhat misleading impression.
The Commander-in-Chief of the Wehrmacht was the German Chancellor, a position Adolf Hitler held since 1933.
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 Balance of Forces - Wehrmacht Training
The Wehrmacht of 1944 was a strange army.
In the infantry divisions, meanwhile, the Wehrmacht of 1944 was almost a replica of the Kaiser's army of 1918.
For the ordinary Wehrmacht soldier, whether a teenager from Berlin or a forty-year-old Pole or Russian in an Ost battalion, life consisted of boring work during the day, and enjoyment at night, waiting and praying that the invasion would come elsewhere-anything but getting ready for the fight of their lives.
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 Lexicon: German Army
It was to co-ordinate the activities of the OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres; Army High Command), the OKL (Oberkommando der Luftwaffe; Air Force High Command), and the OKM (Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine; Navy High Command).
The Wehrmacht was witness to the mass-murder actions committed by the Einsatzgruppen, and Wehrmacht units were employed in support of these actions.
The claim made after the war that the Wehrmacht was unaware of the "Final Solution" and the other Nazi atrocities is largely unfounded, at least as far as the OKW and the OKH are concerned.
www.history-of-the-holocaust.org /LIBARC/LEXICON/LexEntry/GermaArm.html   (582 words)

  
 Wehrmacht information - Search.com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Wehrmacht committed numerous war crimes during World War II — terror bombing of open cities, massacres of civilian population, the Commissar Order that called for the summary execution of Soviet political officers, and the execution of prisoners of war and civilian hostages as punishment for partisan activities in occupied regions.
As the extent of the Holocaust became known at war's end, the Wehrmacht promoted the view that it was "unblemished" by the crimes of the political armies.
Though OKW chief Wilhelm Keitel and chief of operations Alfred Jodl were convicted for their roles in war crimes, the Nuremberg tribunal declared the Wehrmacht itself was not inherently criminal in the same way as party organizations like the SS.
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 Museum of Tolerance Multimedia Learning Center
It was to coordinate the activities of the OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres; Army High Command), the OKL (Oberkommando der Luftwaffe; Air Force High Command), and the OKM (Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine; Navy High Command).
Nazi indoctrination of the Wehrmacht gathered momentum in 1938 at the latest, after Hitler's spectacular successes in annexing territories without resorting to war (Austria; the Sudetenland, followed by Bohemia and Moravia; and Memel) and the drafting of Nazi - trained age groups from the Hitlerjugend and the Reich labor services.
The claim made after the war that the Wehrmacht was unaware of the "Final Solution" and the other Nazi atrocities is easily refutable, at least as far as the OKW and the OKH are concerned.
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 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW, Armed Forces High Command) was part of the command structure of the Nazi armed forces during World War II.
The OKW ran military operations on the Western front while its rival organization the Oberkommando des Heeres (OKH, Army High Command) controlled operations on the Eastern front.
There was even more fragmentation as naval and air operations had their own commands (Oberkommando der Marine[?] (OKM) and Oberkommando der Luftwaffe[?] (OKL)) which, while theoretically subordinate, were largely independent from OKW or the OBW.
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 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht - TvWiki, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW (Wehrmacht High Command, Armed Forces High Command) was part of the command structure of the Nazi armed forces during World War II.
There was a rivalry between OKW and the OKH (Army High Command, Oberkommando des Heeres): Because most German operations during World War II were army operations (with air support), the Army High Command demanded the control over the German military forces.
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 Historisk Tidsskrift / Copyright © by Den danske historiske Forening   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The discord was accentuated by Hitler's simultaneous attempts at establishing, over and above the three services, an Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, which was to be dependent on him alone, and which was meant to take over the sole responsibility for the drafting of military and strategic policies.
In this conflict Alfred Jodl, one of the officers in the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht, was one of the strongest advocates of the unitary command over the Army.
The axis between the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht and the Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine was emphasized when the war broke out.
www.historisktidsskrift.dk /summary/12II_118.html   (2334 words)

  
 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht - Wikipedia Mirror   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Image:OKW 1938-1941.png Image:OKW ab 1941.png Oberkommando der Wehrmacht or OKW (Wehrmacht High Command, Armed Forces High Command) was part of the command structure of the German armed forces during World War II.
In theory, it served as the military general staff for Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, coordinating the efforts of the German Army (Heer), Navy (Kriegsmarine), and Air Force (Luftwaffe).
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 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The command flag for the Chief of Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (1938 - 1941)
However, as the war progressed OKW found itself exercising increasing amounts of direct command authority over military units, particularly in the West.
Alfred Jodl was Keitel's Chef des Wehrmachtführungsstabes (Chief of Operation Staff), while Walter Warlimont was Deputy Chief.
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 OKW - Official Forums of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The Senior Staff of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht has already begun their plans for repelling the British Invasionary Force and for the interlopers from Sheep-and-Wine lands.
Our Inspekteurkorps der Wehrmacht has coordinated a field training program with the Officers of all Branches to ensure that our troops have properly trained leaders on the field of battle.
Armee have moved the central sector westward from Namur to Givet in France and at the moment Wehrmacht is steamrolling Holland and Belgium.
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 Nostradamus, astrology and the Bible: Das OKW gibt bekannt (Sommerfeldt)
In November 1939, Sommerfeldt was posted to the section Auslandspresse as a communication officer of the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht and was their spokesman.
Chapter VI in Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht gibt bekannt is entitled Goebbels' Krieg.
In Das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht gibt bekannt, Sommerfeldt described Nostradamus as a French physician and astrologer who wrote his Centuries, predictions for 1.500 years, at the court of Henry II.
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 Cross-Channel Attack-Endnotes 4   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
In addition it was nominally subordinate for certain purposes to the Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW, Armed Forces High Command).
Under the command of General der Infanterie Nikolaus von Falkenhorst, it was charged with the preparation and conduct of the Scandinavian campaign in 1940.
This manuscript by Generalmajor der Waffen-SS Fritz Kraemer, I SS Panzer Corps chiref of staff, represents a minority judgment amoung the views of the German generals reporting after the war on their difficulties.
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 HyperWar: "The German Campaign in Poland (1939)" [Part I]
General der Artillerie Walther von Brauchitsch, commander of a Heeresgruppenkommamdo, as the old Gruppenkommamdo was henceforth to be called, became the successor to Fritsch.
Admiral Raeder's Oberkommando der Kriegsmarine (OKM), or High Command of the Navy, controlled the fleet, Luftwaffe units attached to the Navy, and shore commands for the Baltic and North Sea coastal regions.
The power of the Wehrmacht, while formidable by early 1939, had been exaggerated by German and foreign news media out of proper proportion, and the Westwall was of limited value to the defense of the Reich.
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 Oberkommando der Wehrmacht
Eine zum Teil von Hermann Göring geschickt inszenierte Doppelaffäre um Reichskriegsminister Werner von Blomberg und den Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres, Werner Freiherr von Fritsch, nahm Adolf Hitler Anfang Februar 1938 zum willkommenen Anlaß, das Reichskriegsministerium aufzulösen und an dessen Stelle das Oberkommando der Wehrmacht (OKW) zu installieren.
Hitler schuf sich mit der neuen höchsten Kommando- und Verwaltungsbehörde der Wehrmacht eine ihm direkt unterstellte und absolut gefügige Institution, die seine Kriegsvorbereitungen nunmehr widerspruchslos umsetzte.
Dem OKW untergeordnet waren das Oberkommando der Heeres (OKH) unter dem neu ernannten Oberbefehlshaber des Heeres, Walther von Brauchitsch, sowie die Oberkommandos der Luftwaffe (OKL) unter Generalfeldmarschall Hermann Göring und der Kriegsmarine (OKM) unter Großadmiral Erich Raeder.
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 The Mazal Library   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
We are concerned principally with that part of the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht), Supreme Command of the Armed Forces, known as the OKL (Oberkommando der Luftwaffe), the High Command of the German Air Force.
The Chief of the OKL was Reich Marshal Hermann Goering.
The other two branches of the OKW with which we are incidentally concerned were the OKH (Oberkommando des Heeres), High Command of the Army, and the OKM (Oberkommando der Marine), High Command of the Navy.
www.mazal.org /archive/nmt/02/NMT02-T0373.htm   (347 words)

  
 Quick Question - 1944 D-Day : Operation Overlord : Official Game Forums
Heer, Luftwaffe and Kriegsmarine are branches of the Wehrmacht!
Well, the Wehrmacht technically is the army....OKW was not high command of the army...it just had personnel in it who were members of the high command of the army...
Again...its a mis-interpretation, Wehrmacht means armed forces literally when put together with "Ober Kommando Des Werhmacht"....the Wehrmacht was also a none official name for the Heer...Hence when you ask a Heer Veteran which branch of service he served in, more often than not he will tell you the "Wehrmacht".
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 Claus von Stauffenberg - Assassination Attempt
He no longer had faith in the generals of the OKW (Oberkommando der Wehrmacht) to act.
As he would remark to his Uncle, Count von Uxkull, “Since the generals haven’t accomplished anything, then it’s up to the colonels now.”[18] Uxkull recommended General Freidrich Olbricht who ran the OKH (Oberkommando der Heeres) which was the army’s executive branch.
Goerdeler was the former Lord-Mayor of Leipzig and an early advocate of Hitler’s removal.
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 Learn more about Wehrmacht in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Learn more about Wehrmacht in the online encyclopedia.
Hint: Play with putting spaces before and after your words to see the different results you get.
External Links: Exhibition "Verbrechen der Wehrmacht" about war crimes committed by the Wehrmacht
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /w/we/wehrmacht.html   (195 words)

  
 SingaporeMoms - Parenting Encyclopedia - Oberkommando des Heeres
Later in the war, the OKH became responsible for fewer and fewer tasks.
and from 1 Apr 1945 to 30 Apr 1945, General der Infanterie Hans Krebs.
When Hitler took command of the army on 19 Dec 1941, the importance of the GenStdH decreased, and Hitler continued to become more and more responsible for operational planning.
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