And we can't use German as in a battle situation you can''t always wait until the end of of all the compound nouns to find out what the verb was going to be.... particularly if your commander gets killed mid-sentence.
"Extremely important! All you people here but excluding me, the green-small-tank-wrecking-rocket-propelled-handheld-cannon, to the black-woods-near-the-castle, at a single moment in the future, with the captain-of-the-under-sea-boat's-official-fabric-for-the-head, the green-small-tank-wrecking-rocket-propelled-handheld-cannon-fuel-stuff, in the green-small-tank-wrecking-rocket-propelled-handheld-cannon-fuel-stuff-container, on the green-small-tank-wrecking-rocket-propelled-handheld-cannon-fuel-stuff-container-tracked-armoured-vehicle, at this moment and carrying on until an indefinite time in the future, must AAAARRGGHHHH!!"
ETA: Jokes about German sentence structure are the third most popular form of joke online just after dick jokes and that joke about the ferret dancing on the saucepan. FACT!