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Answered 2006-08-09 00:33:51

That's the characteristic Prussian (and later German) military 'step' used in formal march-pasts and on parade. The main feature is that the soldiers don NOT bend their knees when goose-stepping. It was adopted by most East European armies, too. Look, if you can, at old newsreels and the like, even old photos. There's something unmistakable about marching from the hip, without bending the knee. :)

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