Werwolf (2) / Tonstörung - Live (CD) NS Records, NS Records: NS Records CD 24, NSR CD Denmark: Sell This Version: INDCD INDCD Germany: Sell This Version: Compilations: none: Werwolf (2) The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2. German cross-genre folk-edged progressive originating from the Sauerland region (). Werwolf had a long apprenticeship and went through many changes before getting down to releasing an album. Explore releases from The True Werwolf at Discogs. Shop for Vinyl, CDs and more from The True Werwolf at the Discogs Marketplace.
Rumors of a secret Nazi guerrilla organization began to surface soon after the Allied invasion of Normandy. Time ran an article containing speculation that the Germans would try to prolong the war indefinitely by going underground after their defeat. On 23 March Goebbels gave a speech known as the "Werwolf speech", in which he urged every German to fight to the death. The partial dismantling of the organised Werwolf, combined with the effects of the Werwolf speech, caused considerable confusion about which subsequent attacks were Engel - Werwolf (2) - The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2 (CD) out by Werwolf members, as opposed to solo acts by fanatical Nazis or small groups of SS.
Any German, whatever his profession or class, who puts himself at the service of the enemy and collaborates with him will feel the effect of our avenging hand A single motto remains for us: 'Conquer or die. According to Belgian resistance operatives, the name held clout in the general population in Northern Austria too. Using an alleged link with the group as cover they were able to reroute a train of "refugees" Belgian and French Nazi collaborators running away from justice from Innsbruck back to Switzerland and then Brussels.
British and American newspapers widely reported the text of Radio Werwolf broadcasts, fueling rumors among occupation forces. Every friendly German civilian is a disguised soldier of hate. Armed with the inner conviction that the Germans are still superior Their hatred and their anger A smile is their weapon by which to disarm you In heart, body and spirit every German is Hitler.
Gauleiters were to suggest suitable recruits, who would then be trained at secret locations in the Rhineland and Berlin. Werwolf originally had about five thousand members recruited from the SS and the Hitler Youth. These recruits were specially trained in guerrilla tactics. Operation Werwolf went so far as to establish front companies to ensure continued fighting in those areas of Germany that were occupied all of the "front companies" were discovered and shut down within eight months.
Werwolf agents were supposed to have at their disposal a vast assortment of weapons, from fire-proof coats to silenced Walther pistols but in reality, this was merely on paper; Werwolf never actually had the necessary equipment, organisation, morale or coordination.
Attempts were made to bury explosives, ammunition and weapons around the country mainly in the pre German—Polish border region to be used by Werwolf in resistance fighting after the defeat of Germany, but not only were the quantities of material to be buried very low, by that point the movement itself was so disorganised that few actual members or leaders knew where the materials were.
A large portion of these "depots" were found by the Russians, and little of the material was actually used by Werwolf. The tactics available to the organisation included sniping attacks, arsonsabotageand assassination. Training was to cover such topics as the production of home-made explosives, manufacturing detonators from everyday articles such as pencils and "a can of soup", and every member was to be trained in how to jump into a guard tower and strangle a sentry in one swift movement, using only a metre of string.
Knowing, like many other Nazi leaders, that the war was lost, he decided that the Werwolfs would instead be used as part of a Nazi "underground railroad," facilitating travel along escape routes called " ratlines " that allowed thousands of SS officers and other Nazis to flee Germany after the fall of the Third Reich.
The group was captured while hiding in a tunnel network which contained communications equipment, weapons, explosives and several months' food supplies. Two vehicles were hidden in the forest nearby. Documents discovered in the tunnels listed US military commanders as targets for assassination, including General Dwight D. The students were instructed to "stay behind, evade capture, and then harass and destroy supply lines of United States troops Special emphasis was put on gasoline and oil supplies.
Operations were to begin three or four weeks after being overrun by US troops. The plan was for each unit to receive designated targets from the headquarters. Bands of from 10 to 20 men were then to be sent out to destroy the target and to return immediately to their unit.
No targets were to be located nearer than fifteen kilometers to the unit. Secrecy and camouflage were relied upon for security and all personnel had strict orders to conceal themselves if US troops came into their area and under no circumstances to open fire in the bivouac area. No routes of Engel - Werwolf (2) - The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2 (CD) had been planned.
Members of the unit usually wore the Wehrmacht uniform, but a few members disguised themselves as foresters and were used as outposts to report any approaching danger.
Their ordnance supplies consisted of mortars, machine guns, sub-machine guns, rifles, and various types of side arms. Each man was issued a Liliput pistol which could be very easily concealed on the person. The ammunition supply for each type weapon was ample for four months of ordinary operations.
The unit had one civilian type sedan and one Wehrmacht motorcycle which were well hidden in the woods, and horses which were dispersed on farms throughout the vicinity.
Food consisting of canned meat, biscuits, crackers, chocolate, and canned vegetables was sufficient for over four months.
Additional food supplies such as bread, potatoes, fresh vegetables, and smoked sausages were obtained from local sources. The unit was supplied with water by a brook passing through the area. Dugouts were constructed in such a manner as not to destroy the live trees around them.
The dugouts were located on the slope of a hill which was densely covered with fir trees The entrance to the dugout was a hole approximately 24 inches in diameter and four to five feet deep. Approximately two feet down, this hole extended horizontally to a length of eight to ten feet. The dugout has a capacity of three men and has a wooden floor and a drainage ditch. Walls and roof are reinforced with lumber.
Grimes of the 97th Infantry Division captured about two hundred Gestapo officers and men in hiding near Hof, Bavaria. They were in possession of American army uniforms and equipment but had decided to surrender. Schwartzwalder believed that the Werwolf never constituted a threat to Allied personnel:. By that time the Wehrmacht had taken all but the halt and the lame, and the Volkssturm had taken most of the rest. Nevertheless an organization had been started using the younger boys but it had not progressed to accumulating either weapons or supplies before the entry of the Allied troops The only remaining fraction of the Werwolf that was of any importance was a residue of veterans of the last war who were physically ineligible for service in this one and who had weapons concealed here and there.
These were not too hard to dispose of. After it became clear, by Marchthat the remaining German forces had no chance of stopping the Allied advance, Minister of Propaganda Joseph Goebbels seized upon the idea of Werwolf, and began to foster the notion, primarily through radio broadcasts, that Werwolf was a clandestine guerrilla organization comprising irregular German partisanssimilar to the many insurgency groups which the Germans had encountered in the nations they occupied during the war.
Despite such propaganda, however, this was never the actual nature of Werwolf, which in reality was always intended to be a commando unit comprising uniformed troops.
Another popular myth about Werwolf is that it was intended to continue fighting underground even after the surrender of the Nazi government and the German military. No officially recognized effort was ever made by the Nazi leadership to develop an insurgency to continue fighting in the event of defeat, in no small measure because Adolf Hitleras well as other Nazi leaders, regarded anyone who even discussed the possibility as defeatists and traitors.
As a result, no contingency plans to deal with defeat were ever authorized in the official, public record. However, as a result of Goebbels' efforts, Werwolf had, and in many cases continues to have, a mythological reputation as having been an underground Nazi resistance movement, with some even claiming that Werwolf attacks continued for months, or even years, after the end of the war—-in particular, sources cited by West Coast radio broadcaster Dave Emoryfor instance in this archived program on audiofollowing a brief first segment.
Its perceived influence went far beyond its actual operations, especially after the dissolution of the Nazi regime. Historians Antony Beevor and Earl F. Ziemke have argued that Werwolf never amounted to a serious threat, and furthermore propose that the plan barely existed. German historian Golo Mannin his The History of Germany Since also states that "The [Germans'] readiness to work with the victors, to carry out their orders, to accept their advice and their help was genuine; of the resistance which the Allies had expected in the way of 'werwolf' units and nocturnal guerrilla activities, there was no sign.
Perry Biddiscombe has offered a somewhat different view, Engel - Werwolf (2) - The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2 (CD). In his books Werwolf! However, he characterizes German post-surrender resistance as "minor",  and calls the post-war Werwolfs "desperadoes"  and "fanatics living in forest huts". Army intelligence reports that characterized Nazi partisans as "nomad bands"  and judged them as less serious threats than attacks by foreign slave laborers  and considered their sabotage and subversive activities to be insignificant.
Biddiscombe also says that Werwolf violence failed to mobilize a spirit of popular national resistance, that the group was poorly led, armed, and organized, and that it was doomed to failure given the war-weariness of the populace and the hesitancy of young Germans to sacrifice themselves on the funeral pyre of the former Nazi regime.
He concludes that the only significant achievement of the Werwolfs was to spark distrust of the German populace in the Allies as they occupied Germany, which caused them in some cases to act more repressively than they might have done otherwise, which in turn fostered resentments that helped to enable far right ideas to survive in Germany, at least in pockets, into the post-war era.
Nevertheless, says Biddiscombe, "The Werewolves were no bit players";  they caused tens of millions of dollars of property damage at a time when the European economies were in an already desperate state, and they were responsible for the killing of thousands of people. According to Biddiscombe "the threat of Nazi partisan warfare had a generally unhealthy effect on broad issues of policy among the occupying powers. As well, it prompted the development of draconian reprisal measures that resulted in the destruction of much German property and the deaths of thousands of civilians and soldiers".
The German resistance movement was successfully suppressed in In the Soviet occupation zonethousands of youths were arrested as "Werwolves". The report, though referring to incidents where Soviet units came under fire from the woods,  asserts that most of the arrested had not been involved in any action against the Soviets, which Serov explained with interrogation results allegedly showing that the boys had been "waiting" for the right moment and in the meantime focused on attracting new members.
Bassist Burkhard Huckstein isn't very original, but his instrument is quite noticeably prominent throughout which is a bit unusual for either prog folk or psych bands of that era. These are longer songs, all well-developed and full of interesting shifts and twists which tend to give them a feel of being more like mid-seventies tunes rather than music from the early eighties.
The band first formed inand I believe a lot of these songs were written much earlier in their career than when they were recorded, which might account for the somewhat dated sound. The Garden of Delights CD remastered version which is best and easiest version to find contains three bonus tracks, all quite progressive and considerably more rocking than the original studio release. Loewenstein and quite a few tempo shifts, although the middle section becomes a bit tedious and plodding at times.
But the additional tracks make for an interesting historical snapshot of the band, and their inclusion doesn't really detract from the overall package. These guys weren't anything special, but they weren't too bad either. Don't expect to uncover a lost progressive gem if you decide to pick this one up, but the guitar, keyboards and vocals are pretty tight throughout and the album as a whole is quite good though not exceptional.
Easily three stars though, and recommended to hardcore prog rock fans looking for another conversation piece to add to their collection. The composition envolves to slightly irritating directions, there are promises of harder sounding approach, which switch forth and back with the softer tunes, creating quite confusing feeling at least for me "unpleasantly confusing".
Short instrumental "Daydream" doesn't bring much extra value to the record, and the most interesting thing in "The game is over" was the start riff which can be heard also on Anekdoten's "Seljak" song, heh. The long "The Eighth Day" is stylistically very similar than the other songs, so the record is quite solid in it's approach.
There are three long bonus tracks in the CD version, which certainly grow the value of the album if you like it's style, as they don't sound as any poor leftovers but even slightly better than the shorter original vinyl album songs. If you are big fan of symphonic style rock Engel - Werwolf (2) - The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2 (CD) my personal style impression only or want to check out the German prog scene troughoutly, try listening this record.
But I suggest doing that before the purchase decision. I didn't like this record, but there can certainly be other opinions to this, as my dislike was built on stylistical features, not lack of playing nor production qualities.
It's also interesting to hear quite puristic prog music from the 80's always. While folk influences are not hard to find in the Werwolf sound, I would classify this CD as far closer to symphonic prog than folk prog, but no matter, because it is entertaining, even if it lacks a bit of staying power and many of its ideas and methods easily go back 10 years.
Closest points of comparison might be countrymen Ramses and even Novalis, although Werwolf is more energetic than Novalis. Organs and melodic lead guitar lines dominate.
But then we have the voice of Gitta Loewenstein, so that, particularly in the excellent "The Eighth Day", I can't help thinking of the s Dutch band "Earth and Fire", which is definitely a compliment. The other highlight from the original LP is "Land of the Flying Pigs", which would suggest a Pink Floyd disposition, except I don't really get that sense, especially given the general idealism of the silly lyrics.
Regardless, musically this track is engaging through its entire length. The bonus tracks are all interesting and, while extended, generally do not bog down, especially "My Story", which is reminiscent of Sandrose in the vocal department and features saxes and flute and even some male spoken parts, and "The Dreamer", which starts heavily and Engel - Werwolf (2) - The Best Of Werwolf Vol.1 & 2 (CD) spacier.
It is notable for mixed male and female vocals, more wind instruments and even a Ramses like organ solo backed by military styled drums which builds to a crescendo. This is really 3. It's a nice but non-essential creation. Review by erik neuteboom Prog Reviewer. Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. Please consider supporting us by disabling your ad blocker.
Before, Peter Besting had already been playing for a year in the band Age. After rehearsing in a self-built and soundproof wooden hut with freezing temperatures during the winter, WERWOLF changed their rehearsal room into Peter Besting's newly built house in Wenden in When Peter Lorenz quit, Hartwig Kugoth played double-neck guitar combining bass strings. Having been a collector's item before, lately after that time a wider reputation followed and the original records sold for big bucks.
Then finally, inthe three tracks of the demo tape saw the light of day and were published by Garden of Delights in Germany PGCD This CD-edition now contains the complete record "Creation" of This CD-edition now contains the complete record "Creation" of as well as all three tracks of the demo tape recorded in The cover art is the American version painted in by Lee Gaskins.
He renewed some details for us. The mastering was done by Bob Katz in Florida. Studio Album, 3. My Black Rills Records version contains 6 compositions, the re-issue from Garden of delights three bonustracks. The two instrumentals "Hohenflug" and "Daydream" and the long track "The eighth day" deliver fine German progrock like early Eloy and Jane: soaring synthesizers, swelling and bombastic organ and a bit fiery, very flowing electric guitarplay with echoes from John Lees from BJH.
The best composition is "Die Reise ins Land der Flugschweine": an intro featuring beautiful classical guitar, then many shifting moods with pleasant keyboards heavy organ floods, soaring synthesizers and tender piano and raw guitar work.
Unfortunately this album also includes two boring songs "Way to paradise" and The game is over"partly saved by good soli on organ and guitar but in general this is, as the other reviewer mentioned, enjoyable symphonic rock.
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