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Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Wed Oct 13, 2010 11:46 pm
by rednas
A amateur movie from a German soldier in the Landessch├╝tzen-Bataillon 278, based in Bussum (the Netherlands) showing all aspects from their training. Very interesting to see is how casual everything is going, far from the propaganda we are used to see. Might also come that the Landessch├╝tzen were more second rate soldiers. The units were filled with mostly older men not able to fight in the frontline...well...untill the frontline came to them.

Though still a great source which shows a unique view of the life of a ww2 soldier. The music wasn't originally with the video, I added that because it was without sound. Make sure to view it on the highest resolution (480px).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rkEmwhJRt2k

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 9:56 am
by Pug42
They look eerily like modern-day reenactors!! (But not your group though! :lol: ) Must be the age...

Interesting to see one landser shooting his K98 left handed - I was under the impression that even lefthanded people had to learn to shoot 'righthanded?)

Nice find anyway...

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:03 pm
by BedsnHerts
I like the shot of all the old boys with their Great War EK2 ribbons patiently listening to lessons on how to be a soldier.

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Sun Oct 17, 2010 5:34 pm
by Peter Bauer
Ooh, you can see german soldiers with their hands in their pockets! :P

War had changed quite a bit from the old ways of WW1, so I guess they knew they'd better listen :D

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 4:25 pm
by S.Wilhelm
Great video, thanks a lot for the upload!!

Just one question, where is the 1 TEIL? :wink:

Thanks!

Siggi

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Wed Nov 10, 2010 10:42 pm
by andy d
fascinating video to watch.
there is hope for me when I get older at least.
I can reenact these chaps.

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Fri Nov 12, 2010 9:58 pm
by rednas
S.Wilhelm wrote:Great video, thanks a lot for the upload!!

Just one question, where is the 1 TEIL? :wink:

Thanks!

Siggi
As far as I know there wasn't a part 1 :p

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:25 pm
by Oberleutnant Ulrich
Hmmm...can't watch it...it says the video is private... :(

Re: Amateur video: Wehrmacht training

Posted: Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:53 pm
by Halle
Me neither , comes up as " no u tube " . I notice the link appears in the Gebirgsjager section of this Forum , and that doesn't work either :|