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Wehrmacht
Wehrmacht logo
The Wehrmacht logo, a stylized version of the Iron Cross

Formed

16 March 1935

Dissolved

20 September 1945

Ministers responsible

Adolf Hitler (Führer)

Components

Heer
Kriegsmarine
Luftwaffe

The Wehrmacht (German pronunciation: [ˈveːɐ̯maxt], lit Defence Force, from German: wehren - to defend and Macht - power, force might) was the unified armed forces of Nazi Germany. It consisted of the Heer (Army), the Kriegsmarine (Navy) and the Luftwaffe (Air Force).

In Inglourious BasterdsEdit

Despite being called Nazis, the Wehrmacht personnel was not associated with the Nazi Party, although them getting called Nazis by the Basterds was intended as an insult.

Feldwebel Werner Rachtman, Gefreiter Butz and Ludwig, Schützen Frederick Zoller, Hauptmann Wolfgang, Oberfeldwebel Wilhelm are a few members of the Wehrmacht that appear in the film. A few other unnamed Wehrmacht soldiers also appear in the Parisian scenes and in the La Louisiane tavern.

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