July 1st 1959 was the beginning of the first Kampfschwimmertraining after World War II. The course starts with 13 soldiers. Three Petty Officer and 10 Seaman. The Instructors were trained on the french Navy Diveschool St. Mandrier, their names: KptLt Günter Heyden und Maat Fred Langhans. Equipment was procured and training starts in a swimming pool, Read More

The Federal Republic of Germany (FRG) was founded on 23 May 1949 out of what had been the three western zones of occupation. The new federal government soon came under increasing pressure to rearm. The catalyst was a conflict taking place 15,000 kilometers southeast of German territory: the Korean War.   The Western powers, Read More