The early war grenadiers were the elite of the German army, later the term would be used more widely and would come to represent the generic German infantry. They were renamed in honour of Frederick the Great's army by Adolf Hitler. This was a moral boosting tactic by linking them to their elite counterpart units in the past. The infantry elements of the Panzer regiments that were formally known as Schutzen were renamed panzergrenadiers. The grenadier regiments of the German army went on to inspire other armies of the war to adopt similar military organisation into their own forces.
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