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Chronicle 1978

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    • 1 September


      Military instruction is introduced in grades 9 and 10 of GDR schools.
    • 19 September


      The SED leadership celebrates the 25th anniversary of the "Combat Groups of the Working Class" with a military parade.

      The paramilitary "Combat Groups" were founded in 1953 following the June national uprising to prepare the state better for future rebellions. Ahead of the anniversary, Defence Minister Heinz Hoffmann for the first time admits the military mission of the more than 300,000-strong "Combat Groups".

    • 28 September


      Ewald Moldt is appointed the new Permanent Representative of the GDR in Bonn.
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