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Waffenamt
Waffenamt
Waffenamt
(WaA) was the German Army Weapons Agency. It was the centre for research and development of Germany and also during the Third Reich for weapons, ammunition and army equipment to the German Reichswehr
Reichswehr
and later Wehrmacht. It was founded 8 November 1919 as Reichwaffenamt (RWA), and 5 May 1922 the name was changed to Heereswaffenamt (HWA). The task of overseeing Germany's gigantic World War II
World War II
rearmament process was given to the Heeresabnahmestelle (the Army Acceptance Organization, commonly referred to as the Abnahme), a subsidiary of the Heereswaffenamt. By 1940 the Abnahme consisted of 25,000 men in five departments in 16 inspection areas, augmented by specially selected plant personnel who were assigned to assist the Waffenamt
Waffenamt
inspectors in each manufacturing facility
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Third Reich
Coordinates: 52°31′N 13°24′E / 52.517°N 13.400°E / 52.517; 13.400 "Drittes Reich" redirects here
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Reichswehr
The Reichswehr
Reichswehr
(English: Realm Defence) formed the military organisation of Germany from 1919 until 1935, when it was united with the new Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
(Defence Force).Contents1 Founding 2 State within the state 3 Creation of the Wehrmacht 4 See also 5 References 6 External linksFounding[edit] At the end of World War I, the forces of the German Empire
German Empire
had mostly split up, the men making their way home individually or in small groups. Many of them joined the Freikorps
Freikorps
(Free Corps), a collection of volunteer paramilitary units that were involved in suppressing the German Revolution
German Revolution
and border clashes between 1918 and 1923. The Reichswehr
Reichswehr
was limited to a standing army of 100,000 men,[1] and a navy of 15,000
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Wehrmacht
The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt] ( listen), lit. "defence force")[N 2] were the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany
Nazi Germany
from 1935 to 1946. It consisted of the Heer (army), the Kriegsmarine
Kriegsmarine
(navy) and the Luftwaffe
Luftwaffe
(air force).[4] The designation Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht
replaced the previously used term Reichswehr, and was the manifestation of Nazi Germany's efforts to rearm the nation to a greater extent than the Treaty of Versailles
Treaty of Versailles
permitted.[5] After the Nazi seizure of power
Nazi seizure of power
in 1933, one of Adolf Hitler's most overt and audacious moves was to establish the Wehrmacht, a modern armed force fully capable of offensive use
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World War II
Allied victoryCollapse of Nazi Germany Fall of Japanese and Italian Empires Dissolution of the League of Nations Creation of the United Nations Emergence of the United States
United States
and the Soviet Union
Soviet Union
as superpowers Beginning of the Cold War
Cold War
(more...)ParticipantsAllied Powers Axis PowersCommanders and leadersMain Allied leaders Joseph Stalin Franklin D
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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
Franks
later identified themselves as Dutch, Flemish, French and again others as Germans. The capital of medieval ruler Charlemagne's empire was the city of Aachen, now part of Germany, yet he was a Frank. France
France
was named after the Franks
Franks
and the Dutch and Flemish people
Flemish people
are the only ones to speak a language that descends from Frankish (the language of the Franks). Hence nearly all continental Western European historians can claim his victories as their heritage. The Holy Roman Empire
Holy Roman Empire
he founded was largely but far from entirely German speaking
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Special
Special
Special
or specials may refer to:Contents1 Music 2 Film and television 3 Other uses 4 See alsoMusic[edit] Special
Special
(album), a 1992 album by Vesta Williams "Special" (Garbage song), 1998 "Special
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Waffenamt Codes
Waffenamt
Waffenamt
codes were the inspection marks used on military equipment by the German Third Reich. List[edit] Waffenamt
Waffenamt
Code was 144 Manufacturer Code Manufacturer Type Location NotesWaA253 WaA883 ddl A. Coppel Baj. Solingen 1937,39,40WaA519 fnj A. Coppel Baj. Solingen 1942-44WaA883 fnj A. Coppel Baj. Solingen 1941WaA154 erg A. DöppertKitzingen 1942WaA47 erg A. DöppertKitzingen 1940WaA640 erg A. DöppertKitzingen 1941-42WaA649A. DöppertKitzingen 1941 (WaA640?)WaA323A. FischerGuttstadt 1938-39WaA76 oub A. JelinekGross-Meseritsch (CZ)WaA920 jor A. MuzikWien (AT)WaA445 fsx A. Scholle Zeitz1940-42WaA445A. Scholle Zetz1940WaA195 dta A. WaldhausenKöln 1941-42WaA330A. Waldhausen1937WaA18A. WunderlichBerlin 1927B92 gcb Ad
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Waffenamt
Waffenamt
Waffenamt
(WaA) was the German Army Weapons Agency. It was the centre for research and development of Germany and also during the Third Reich for weapons, ammunition and army equipment to the German Reichswehr
Reichswehr
and later Wehrmacht. It was founded 8 November 1919 as Reichwaffenamt (RWA), and 5 May 1922 the name was changed to Heereswaffenamt (HWA). The task of overseeing Germany's gigantic World War II
World War II
rearmament process was given to the Heeresabnahmestelle (the Army Acceptance Organization, commonly referred to as the Abnahme), a subsidiary of the Heereswaffenamt. By 1940 the Abnahme consisted of 25,000 men in five departments in 16 inspection areas, augmented by specially selected plant personnel who were assigned to assist the Waffenamt
Waffenamt
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