The East German Army – The New Wehrmacht?

The New Wehrmacht?

The Nationale Volksarmee or East German Army looked very similar to the old Wehrmacht. In this film I explore why this happened and what kind of identity East Germany tried to create for its People’s Army and how much it actually took from older German armies. The end result was a fascinating miss-mash of German military traditions and uniforms and a surprisingly efficient army.


Credit to : Mark Felton Productions