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byNK] Great Courses Plus”. UK of the Trenches” is where I sit here in the UK of Wisdom” and answer all your questions about the First World War. NK] Indy and The Great War Gang. I have a question for [an] Out of the Trenches segment. Why did the Imperial German Army continue distributing the Picklehaube even after the adoption of steel Helmets.

It Was An Obvious Target And

served minimal protection on the head. Thank You guys for your amazing work and greetings from Texas” target=”_blank” rel=”noreferrer noopener”>Austin, Texas! Jared Enriquez, Okay Jared, and Hello There Texan Boy. the Germans wanted to completely replace all of the obsolete German Picklehaube by 1916. But because of production limitations, this had to be done gradually. .

Picklehaube Materials Had Changed From 1915 Onwards As

well. As. The German high command soon realized that they offered. They offered little protection on a modern battlefield. .

Thin Sheets Of Steel Were Used To Try

to upgrade the existing model,, but this was difficult to incorporate because of the complex design of the Picklehaube itself, and a shortage of materials because of the British blockade. This meant that the ersatz materials used were actually less effective, and felt and even paper were used to replace the original leather. The Spike,, which was also an obvious target for enemy snipers, became detachable in the later models of 1915. Side note here! The troops on the Western Front were primarily equipped with steel helmets, while Distribution to the East and other fronts took longer. And.

The Picklehaube Helmets Were Still Stored

away and used during parades, when high officials came to visit the front. Spartan 80 writes, UK role did the German Jager Corps play in the war, and did the other countries have similar units ” The German Jaeger regiments had been made up of elite soldiers since the 18th century. . The name UK literally translates as hunter and often soldiers who served in these regiments had been professional hunters. .

Their Uniforms Slightly Differed From The Rest Of

the German Army. They wore Shackle helmets rather than the common Picklehaube. They did try to adapt during the war. . Many rode bicycles on the Eastern Front and some were equipped with skis.

Both German And Uk Jager Forces

like the French Chasseurs were designated light infantry. Skilled and equipped for combat in woodlands and harsh environments. . And. Many had training in camouflage and sharp shooting.


They were an elite force, designed to scout ahead, fighting deep woods or mountains and harassed the enemy. The British retreat from Mons, soldiers reported being shot at by nearly invisible soldiers from behind bushes and on trees. . Those forces were especially useful in an environment where large artillery pieces could not be transported or used effectively, like say in the Vosges where the infantry still took the brunt of fighting.

An Example Of A British Version Of

these units would be the Lovat Scouts, who had originally been a dragoon regiment, were required to dismount their horses and became one of the British Army’s New elite sharpshooting regiments In 1916.. They were also the first unit to where the famous Ghillie suit. Christopher Commins from Patreon says, he asks I mean, UK did Russia not have the same steamroller effect in World War One as they did in World War Two ” Okay, well. .


Keep in mind. The Germans took far more Russian territory during the Second War. They did in the first. And in fact.


. But The Russians managed to advance into East Prussia a considerable amount. In 1914. Although the Eastern Front during The Great War was in many ways a prelude of what to expect during the Second World War, then you had you know the really clearly visible ethnic tensions.

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The Germans Dealt With Both Russian Soldiers And

civilians with far greater brutality In the Second War. They saw that war as a battle of ideologies and a struggle between races, right There was,, though, because of that, a far greater incentive for ordinary Russians to fight in the Second World War, than there was in the first as far more was at stake. Specifically their own lives, as well of those of their families. In spite of initial patriotic sentiment, as The Great War dragged on it became harder and harder for officers. of noble birth to coerce, peasants and workers to continue fighting.

Even, Though The Germans Were Still Nowhere

near the gates of St. Petersburg as they were in 1941, the ordinary Russian populace wanted political reforms back home rather than to carry on fighting for a cause. They no longer really had faith in in many cases. This disillusionment was something that Britain and France had not taken into account at the beginning of the war. .

There Was A Naive Belief That In

spite of Russia’s string of military blunders before the war, the country was unconquerable due to its size and population. But. Nobody considered the possibility that Germany wouldn’t actually need to conquer the whole country, but rather break the resolve of the Russian people. In. Addition to this, nobody could have anticipated that modern war would become a war of industrial production.

A War In Which Germany.

would easily outstrip Russia, which often couldn’t supply its own soldiers with a rifle each, or proper clothes and equipment for the winter, and had a lack of proper railway infrastructure in the border regions. . A similar problem afflicted the Russians during the Nazi invasion. That was eventually rectified.

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1916] did have such a steamroller effect, but it could not be exploited. Partly by uncooperative commanders in the North, and partly due to the limitations of the First World War itself. . You had no motorized armies, no T-34 spearheads, no combined offensive doctrine with aerial bombers, no real industrialized war economy. Not much help from Allies.


No, UK commissars who spurred the troops with ideological fierceness, and, you know, stuff like that. The German Army of the Second World War was in many ways different than it had been a generation before. It. Pack a powerful punch, but did not have the capacity and the stamina of its predecessor.


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UK of the Trenches” is where I sit here in the UK of Wisdom” and answer all your questions about the First World War . The name UK literally translates as hunter and often soldiers who served in these regiments served as hunters . The Germans wanted to completely replace all of the obsolete German Picklehaube by 1916, but production limitations meant that the ersatz materials used were actually less effective, and felt and even paper were used to replace the original leather . This episode was sponsored byNK] Great Courses Plus” and The Great War Gang. This episode of Out of The Trenches is sponsored by.&NK] Indy and The . GreatCourses Plus”. Back to the page you came from: . Back to Mail Online…. Click here to read more and watch the full video