Marshal of the German Democratic Republic
Marshal of the German Democratic Republic (German: Marschall der Deutschen Demokratischen Republik), was the highest rank in the National People's Army of the former German Democratic Republic (GD...
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Volksmarine
The Volksmarine - VM (English: People's Navy), was the official designation of the naval forces of the German Democratic Republic (GDR). It was part of the National People's Army, established on 1 Mar...
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Orders, decorations, and medals of East Germany
After the establishment of the German Democratic Republic the new country prohibited the wearing of all pre-1945 German awards and created a new system of various decorations that was inspired by thos...
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Warsaw Pact invasion of Czechoslovakia
On the night of 20–21 August 1968, the Soviet Union and its main allies in the Warsaw Pact—Bulgaria, Hungary, East Germany, and Poland—invaded the Czechoslovak Socialist Republic in order to halt Alex...
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Armeesportvereinigung Vorwärts
The Armeesportvereinigung Vorwärts (Army Sports Club Forward), briefly ASV Vorwärts , was the sport organization of the German Democratic Republic's National People's Army (NVA) and its predecessor, ...
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Ministry of National Defence (East Germany)
The Ministry of National Defense (German: Ministerium für Nationale Verteidigung - MfNV) was the chief administrative arm of the East German National People's Army. The MND was modeled on that of the ...
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Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia
Stasi Decorations and Memorabilia, by Ralph Pickard is a two volume in-depth analysis of the socialist political culture of the Ministry for State Security (Stasi) of the German Democratic Republic (G...
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Army general (East Germany)
Army general (German: Armeegeneral) was a senior military rank of East Germany, used until 1990. It was the equivalent of a four-star rank in NATO-nations and ranked below the Marschall der DDR ("...
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IFA G5
The IFA G5 is a three-axle conventional truck developed and produced by IFA in East Germany from 1952 until 1964.
It was produced from as a prototype in 1952 until 1964 in VEB Kraftfahrzeugwerk "E...
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Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment
The Felix Dzerzhinsky Guards Regiment (German: Wachregiment "Feliks E. Dzierzynski") was an elite motorized rifles regiment under the command of the Ministry for State Security of the German Democrat...
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PM-63 RAK
The PM-63 RAK (short for Ręczny Automat Komandosów — "commandos' hand-held automatic"; the abbreviation itself means crayfish in Polish) is a Polish 9mm submachine gun, designed by Piotr Wilniewczyc i...
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Combat Groups of the Working Class
The Combat Groups of the Working Class (German: Kampfgruppen der Arbeiterklasse, KdA) was a paramilitary organization in East Germany, founded in 1953 and abolished in 1990.
The Kampfgruppen were ...
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National Defense Council of East Germany
The National Defense Council of the German Democratic Republic (GDR - East Germany) (German: Nationaler Verteidigungsrat der DDR - NVR) was created in 1960 as the supreme state body of the GDR in char...
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Nachrichtenregiment 14
The Nachrichenregiment 14 (NR-14) „Harro Schulze-Boysen“ was a signal regiment-sized unit of the National People's Army (NVA) Air Forces of the National People's Army of the former East Germany (GDR)...
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FC Strausberg
FC Strausberg, simply known as Strausberg or FCS, is a German association football club based in Strausberg, the largest city in Märkisch-Oderland, Brandenburg. The club, that plays his home games at ...
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Hans Beimler Medal
The Hans Beimler Medal (German: Hans Beimler Medaille) was a GDR decoration. The medal was instituted in 17 May 1956 and was awarded to East Germans who fought in the Spanish civil war on the side...
Kasernierte Volkspolizei
The Kasernierte Volkspolizei (KVP, German for Barracked People's Police) was the precursor to the National People's Army (NVA) in East Germany. Their original headquarters was in Adlershof locality in...
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Baltic Sea watchtower, Kühlungsborn
The Baltic Sea watchtower (German: Ostsee-Grenzturm) in Kühlungsborn is an old East German border troops watchtower that was manned by the Coastal Brigade (Grenzbrigade Küste) or GBK. As a maritim...
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Corps colours (NPA)
Corps colours, or Troop-function colours, (German: "Waffenfarbe(n)") were worn by the National People's Army of the German Democratic Republic from 1956 to 1990.
The GDR NPA uniforms initially bo...
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Stasi
The Ministry for State Security (German: Ministerium für Staatssicherheit, MfS), commonly known as the Stasi ([ˈʃtaːziː]) (abbreviation German: Staatssicherheit, literally State Security), also St...
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