SS Division "Galizien" ( ), 14 Waffen-Grenadier-Division der SS, Galizische Nr 1, later the 1st Ukrainian Division of the Ukrainian National Army (1 Division der Ukrainischen National-Armee) was an Ukrainian military formation in the German armed forces during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "14th Waffen Grenadier Division of the SS Galizien (1st Ukrainian)"
The Anglo-German Naval Agreement (AGNA), was signed between United Kingdom and Germany in of June 18, 1935. Despite provisions in the Treaty of Versailles, the agreement negotiated by von Ribbentrop allowed Germany to increase the size of its Navy to one-third the size of the Royal Navy. At the same time, the United Kingdom agreed to withdraw its navy from the Baltic Sea completely, making Germany the dominant power in the Baltic. Adolf Hitler himself was privately ecstatic at the agreement, saying, "Great Britain has in fact renounced her naval influence in the Baltic, a bottle that we Germans can close. The English cannot exercise any control there. We are the masters of the Baltic." Even the Times of London reported that the "German Fleet will now be in unchallenged control of the Baltic. Every new unit added to the German fleet makes Sweden's (and the rest of the Baltic nations) position so much worse...Even before 1914 our position was better, as then the Russian and German fleets about balanced." ...more on Wikipedia about "Anglo-German Naval Agreement"
The Second Armistice at Compiègne, France was signed on June 22, 1940, between Nazi Germany and France. Following the decisive German victory in the Battle of France (10 May - 22 June 1940), it established a German occupation zone in Northern France that encompassed all English Channel and Atlantic Ocean ports and left the remainder "free" to be governed by the French. Adolf Hitler deliberately chose Compiègne as the site to sign the armistice due to its symbolic role as the site of the 1918 Armistice with Germany (Compiègne) that signaled the end of World War I with a German defeat. ...more on Wikipedia about "Armistice with France (Second Compiègne)"
Battle of the Baltic was the battle between German and Russian forces for the control of the Baltic sea during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Battle of the Baltic (1941)"
Case (or Operation) Anton was the code-name for the Nazi-German occupation of Vichy France during World War II. Anton was invoked at Hitler's order after the allied landings in French Morocco ( Operation Torch) in November 1942. The French Army in Vichy France made no move to resist the occupation forces, but the French Navy — which had a large element of their fleet demobilised at the vast navy base of Toulon — scuttled their ships before German forces could seize them. ...more on Wikipedia about "Case Anton"
The Commissar Order ( German: Der Kommissarbefehl) was an order given by Adolf Hitler on June 6, 1941, prior to Operation Barbarossa, that any captured Soviet political officer be immediately shot. ...more on Wikipedia about "Commissar Order"
The Dolchstoßlegende or Dolchstosslegende, ( German "dagger-thrust legend", often translated in English as "stab-in-the-back legend") refers to a social mythos and persecution- propaganda and belief among bitter post- World War I German nationalists, that laid blame for the loss of the war upon non-Germans and non-nationalists. ...more on Wikipedia about "Dolchstosslegende"
Gebirgsjäger, often rendered Gebirgsjager or Gebirgsjaeger in English, is the German word for Mountain trooper. (Gebirg means 'mountain', and Jäger means 'hunter' or 'ranger', and is a traditional German term for light infantry.) Their place in German military tradition predate World War 1 and are considered somewhat of a élite corps. ...more on Wikipedia about "Gebirgsjäger"
Army Norway (Armeeoberkommando Norwegen, abbr. AOK Norwegen) was one of the two army-level headquarters controlling German troops in the far north of Norway and Finland during World War II. It was directly subordinate to OKW, the high command headquarters of the Wehrmacht. It was created from Group XXI in December of 1940, and disbanded in December of 1944 with its assets taken over by the Twentieth Mountain Army. ...more on Wikipedia about "German Army Norway"
Köln was a German light cruiser prior to and during World War II. She was one of three K-Class cruisers, named after cities starting with the letter K. This ship was named after the city of Köln ( Cologne), the fourth largest city in Germany and largest city of North Rhine-Westphalia. The other ships in her class were the Königsberg and the Karlsruhe. The K-class cruisers were designed in the 1920s and built in accordance to the 6,000 ton limit for cruisers imposed on Germany by the Treaty of Versailles. To stay within this limit, 85% of the ships were welded instead of bolted. This caused problems, as the welding did not withstand the stress of long-term journeys as well as had been hoped. ...more on Wikipedia about "German cruiser Köln"
German Soldier's House ( German Deutsche Soldaten Haus, DSH) was a name of a net of hotels for German soldiers and members of other Nazi organizations in occupied Europe during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "German Soldier's House"
(Glossary of WWII German military terms) * Naxos radar detector -- "Naxos Z" was developed for night fighters, "Naxos U", was provided to U-boats ...more on Wikipedia about "Glossary of WWII German military terms"
Heinrich Reinefarth (commonly known as Heinz Reinefarth, December 26, 1903-May 7, 1979) was a German official and military officer during and after World War II. During the Warsaw Uprising his troops committed numerous war atrocities. After the war Reinefarth became the mayor of the town of Westerland and member of the Schleswig-Holstein Landtag. He was never held responsible for war crimes. ...more on Wikipedia about "Heinz Reinefarth"
This page is intended to serve as a focal point for information pertinent to understanding German military activity during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "History of Germany during World War II"
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The Kriegsmarine (or "War Navy") was the name of the German Navy between 1935 and 1945, during the Nazi regime, superseding the Reichsmarine. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kriegsmarine"
(Kriegsschule) A Kriegschule was a General Military School used for basic officer training in Germany up until the defeat in 1945. All Wehrmacht officers in World War II had passed through a Kriegschule during their training. ...more on Wikipedia about "Kriegsschule"
The List of World War II military units of Germany contains all military units to serve with the armed forces of Germany during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "List of World War II military units of Germany"
The Ogdensburg Agreement of 1940 was a meeting that took place in Ogdensburg, New York between Canadian Prime Minister William Lyon Mackenzie King and US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It was held shortly after the fall of France in World War II, when it looked as though Great Britain might be next to fall. ...more on Wikipedia about "Ogdensburg Agreement 1940"
A Panzerkorps was a military formation type in the German Wehrmacht during World War II. The name was introduced in 1942, when the motorised (AK (mot.)) were renamed to Panzerkorps. Panzerkorps were created throughout the war, and existed in all service arms of the Wehrmacht except the Kriegsmarine. Those renamed from ordinary Armeekorps or AK (mot) retained their numbering. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panzerkorps"
Panzertruppenschule I (Armoured Troops School No.1) was the first of two major schools set up by the German Panzerwaffe in World War II to train German armour officers to operate Panzers. It was based in Münster, Germany. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panzertruppenschule I"
Panzertruppenschule II (Armoured Troops School No.2) was the second of two major schools set up by the German Panzerwaffe in World War II to train German armour officers to operate Panzers. It was based in Wünsdorf, Germany. ...more on Wikipedia about "Panzertruppenschule II"
After invading Poland in 1939, Germany decided to annex not only all the lands it was forced to return to Poland in 1919– 1922, under the Treaty of Versailles (including the " Polish Corridor", West Prussia, the Province of Posen), but also other territories. The council of the Free City of Danzig voted "democratically" to become a part of Germany again (though Poles and Jews had no right to vote and all non-Nazi political parties were banned). ...more on Wikipedia about "Polish areas annexed by Nazi Germany"
Reichskommissariat Kaukasus ( Caucasus in English) was the name given to Nazi Germany's theoretical political division and supposed civilian occupation regime in conquered territories of the Caucasus inside the Arkhangelsk- Astrakhan line during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reichskommissariat Kaukasus"
Reichskommissariat Moskau ( Moscow in German) was the name given by Nazi Germany's theorical political division and supposed civilian occupation regime in eventually conquered territories inside Arkhangelsk- Astrakhan line during World War II. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reichskommissariat Moskau"
Reichskommissariat Ostland was the German name for the Nazi civil administration of part of the so-called "occupied Eastern territories" of the Third Reich, occupied during World War II. Ostland was the name given to the German occupied territories of the Baltic states ( Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania), Belarus and eastern Poland. ...more on Wikipedia about "Reichskommissariat Ostland"
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