German Army

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The German Army (German: Deutsches Heer) is the land component of the armed forces of Germany. The present-day German Army was founded in 1955 as part of the newly formed West German Bundeswehr together with the Marine (German Navy) and the Luftwaffe (German Air Force).

The German Army (German Empire) that existed during the German Empire had the same German name (Deutsches Heer) while the German Army (1935–1945) during National Socialist Germany had a similar name (Heer). See also Reichswehr, which included the Reichsheer between 1919 and 1935.

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