Oberkommando des Heeres

The Wehrmacht in World War II

Unlike the United States Army, the German Wehrmacht had a long standing professional officer corps that had experience going back to the Franco-Prussian War of 1871. While many American career officers had seen action in World War I, the vast majority of Americans entered combat for the first time.

The German Invasion of the Soviet Union, June 22, 1941-December 1941

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