Coat Of Arms Album Cover



Pulled into war to serve a vision that’s supposed to last a thousand years
Part of a machine unstoppable, as merciless as tidal waves

Were they the victims of the time, or proud parts of larger goals?
Propaganda of the Reich, masterful machine

Time and again the battle rages on beyond the gates of misery
As casualties rise and millions die around them did they see it all?

Crazy madmen on a leash, or young men who lost their way?
Grand illusions of the Reich may seem real at times

Panzers on a line form the Wehrmacht’s spine
Lethal grand design
What about the men executing orders?

Ad victoriam
Ex machina
Non sibi sed patriae

Pulled into war to serve a vision that just didn’t last a thousand years
Part of a machine, though stoppable, as merciless as tidal waves

Watch the lyric video for ‘Wehrmacht’ below.

Lyrics:Brodén / Sundström
Historic Fact
Openly ignoring the restrictions of the Treaty of Versailles, in 1935, Hitler formed the new German Wehrmacht, which was made up of the army, the Kriegsmarine and the newly established Luftwaffe. From a force of 100,000 men in 1933, the army increased to 2.6 million in 1936.

Find out more about the Wehrmacht.