This is coolbert:
German military activity in the aftermath of World War Two? Preparing for another war, are we?
German military disbanded in the aftermath of surrender. Exception some mine-clearing units, German volunteers unarmed under German command.
IT SEEMS HOWEVER EVEN BEFORE FULL AND COMPLETE GERMAN SOVEREIGNTY RESTORED IN 1955 THE GERMAN SECRETLY PLANNING FOR FUTURE REARMAMENT.
Never heard of this before? All this was known to the occupying allied powers?
"The Himmerod memorandum (German: Himmeroder Denkschrift) was a 40-page document produced after a 1950 secret meeting of former Wehrmacht high-ranking officers invited by Chancellor Konrad Adenauer to the Himmerod Abbey to discuss West Germany's Wiederbewaffnung (rearmament). The resulting document laid the foundation for the establishment of the new military force (Bundeswehr) of the Federal Republic."
Generally speaking Konrad Adenauer gets relatively high marks in history. The kindlier and more gentle Federal Republic of Germany did have an inspired leader in charge and it is generally acknowledged as being so?
"The Schnez-Truppe or Schnez Organisation was an illegal clandestine paramilitary organisation formed in West Germany in 1949 by veterans of the Wehrmacht and Waffen-SS under the leadership of Albert Schnez, that intended to fight against the Soviet Union in the event of an invasion. It has been reported as having been founded with a membership of some 2,000 former officers; later obtaining a total strength of up to 40,000 members."
This too was known to British/American/French? Even as reputed Adenauer knew of the Schnez-Truppe but "failed to act against them"?
I guess the idea was that if the occupying allied powers abandoned the west Germans and left them to their own resources Soviet and communist invasion and occupation would have been inevitable?
And what weapons exactly would the Schnez-Truppe have at their disposal to fight with? Small-arms and hardly more than that I would assume. Truppe would have been a guerrilla force sans heavy-weaponry other perhaps than what the allied powers would have left behind.
Even the Schnez-Truppe resembling NATO Gladio to an extent?