January 18th 1956 - Formation of the National Peoples Army (NVA)'


January 18th 1956: A few months after the first volunteers of the West German Bundeswehr are sworn in, the National Peoples Army is founded in the GDR. Its first soldiers are recruited from units of the People's Police and later from the entire male population fit for military service. The army saw itself as a bastion against fascism and joined the Warsaw Pact. In 1990 it was dismantled in the wake of the reunification.

Länge: 00:00:38 | O-Ton: nein | Farbe: s/w | Jahr: 1956 | Clip-ID: JHT000106E




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