Freikorps

Freikorps (English: Free Corps) are German volunteer military or paramilitary units. The term was originally applied to voluntary armies formed in German lands from the middle of the 18th century onwards. Between World War I and World War II the term was also used for the paramilitary organizations that arose during the Weimar period. Freikorps units fought both for and against the German state and formed the vanguard of the Nazi movement. An entire series of Freikorps awards also existed, mostly replaced in 1933 by the Honor Cross for World War I veterans.

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Notable Freikorps Units
... Freikorps Oberland Kurt Benson Volunteer Division of Horse Guards (Garde-Kavallerie-Schützendivision) murdered Rosa Luxemburg and Karl Liebknecht, Jan 15, 1919 led by Captain Pabst disbanded on order of ... Was rescued by the Rossbach Freikorps ... Freikorps Lützow Occupied Munich following the revolution of April, 1919 ...
Freikorps Oberland
... The Freikorps Oberland (also Bund Oberland or Kameradschaft Freikorps und Bund Oberland) was a free corps in the early years of the Weimar Republic, fighting against Communist and Polish insurgents ...
Manfred Freiherr Von Killinger - Biography - Military Career and Freikorps Leadership
... paramilitary anti-communist organization known as the Freikorps, which was the conservative and nationalist reply to the German Revolution ... joined the Marinebrigade Ehrhardt, a unit of the Freikorps, and was commander of a storm company within the brigade ... Killinger was in Munich during the bitter fighting between the Freikorps and the Communist Party-dominated Red Guards of the Bavarian Soviet Republic ...
Agressive Leaders In Germany And Japan - Years of Crisis (1919–1923)
... of the revolution, while the army and the government-financed Freikorps committed hundreds of acts of gratuitous violence against striking workers ... The uprising was brutally attacked by Freikorps, which consisted mainly of ex-soldiers dismissed from the army and who were well-paid to put down forces of the Far Left ... The Freikorps was an army outside the control of the government, but they were in close contact with their allies in the Reichswehr ...
Weimar Paramilitary Groups - Freikorps
... See also Freikorps Freikorps were the brainchild of Major Kurt von Schleicher ... The Freikorps were also called the "Black Reichswehr" (Black Army) for they were a 'secret' army outside the bounds of the Versailles Treaty ... fire on civilians and the government would be financially supporting these freikorps, leaving the Reichswehr to concentrate on training for real battle ...