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Wehrmacht, literally translated as “defense force,” is the collective term used to describe the German military machine during the decade from 1935 to 1945 and throughout World War II. Although the term Wehrmacht is often used in describing the German Army alone, the Wehrmacht encompassed the German Navy, or Kriegsmarine, the German Air Force, or Luftwaffe, and the German Army, or Heer.

Meat Grinder at Yelnya

Meat Grinder at Yelnya

By Pat McTaggart

 

The smell of victory was in the air as the forces of Field Marshal Fedor von Bock’s Army Group Center continued to drive deep into the Ukraine during the final week of June 1941. To most of the young soldiers of the army group it seemed that this   More »



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