German Military Symbols by Terrence Booth

By Terrence Booth

To the uninitiated, German army symbols showing on files, maps, orders-of-battle, and all through postwar German WWII army literature, can look indecipherable. but an realizing in their that means is vital to with the ability to heavily learn and examine all facets of the WWII German defense force. This ebook goals to supply the reader with a transparent and complete connection with those symbols, as visible in photographs, tables of association and maps for the interval could 1943 onwards. the 1st components of the ebook function an summary of the way the German military used the symbols within the box. elements III, IV and V take care of particular types and different types of symbols used. The structure used all through has been to supply a picture of the emblem, followed via the suitable German time period and its English translation, in addition to any pertinent info that may reduction the reader’s figuring out of the logo and the unit that it represented. the ultimate a part of the publication, containing a listing of over 500 abbreviations and their German phrases, supplemented by means of English translations, may still end up priceless to any reader who has greater than a passing curiosity within the moment international battle German Armed Forces.- the single English-language ebook on hand in this topic; a brand new ebook, now not a photocopied reprint!- All pictures computer-enhanced for crystal-clear replica- excellent reference for modelers and all those that take an energetic curiosity within the WWII German military- A completely researched consultant to a little-known topic- Over 800 symbols illustrated; over 1,000 German phrases & abbreviations translated into English.


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British Abbreviation Meaning A or a--------------------A-------------------A--------------------------A----------------------- Abteilung------------------- Battalion___________________ Battalion, battery, unit Armee--------------------- Army---------------------- Army Artillerie__________________ Artillery____________________ Artillery Aufklirung_________________ Reconnaissance-------------- Reconnaissance Distribution Distribution -_______________ Ausgabe------------------Detrucking, detraining------- Unloading, detraining Auslade__________________ Outstation, branch depot or Aussenstelle_________________ Branch station_____________ office Quartermaster clothing office-- Army clothing office Armeebekleidungsamt_ _ _ _ Armeebekleidungslager_ _ ___- Quartermaster clothing depot- Army clothing depot T railer -------------------- Trailer Anhinger____ ____________ Alarm (Flak)_______________ Emergency (antiaircraft guns).

Been known as the schwerer Granatwerferbut was reclassified when the 120-mm mortar appeared. -----. 20-mm antiaircraft gun_________ 2-cm AA gun 20-mm antiaircraft barreled) 2-cm AA gun (four-barrelled) b 2 viert. OR Fliegerabwehrgeschitz 2 cm (Vierling) Fliegerabwehrgeschiitz 3,7 cm _____ - gun (four- -' 37-mm antiaircraft gun-- . 7-cm AA gun 3,7O Fliegerabwehrgeschiutz 5 cm __,.. 50-mm antiaircraft gun ---- _. 8 Fliegerabwehrgeschiitz 10,5 cm.. 5-cm AA gun d. Organization (1) Example of a diagrammatictable of organization New German U.

British S. - -- -- - -- Inf gun coy German Infanteriepanzerjagerkompanie----- -- Infantry antitank company-- -- -- - -Inf A tk coy Old Stabskompanie--------------------Hq company--------------------HQ coy SICurrent Schultzenzug----------------------- Rifle platoon-------------------- Rifle Granatwerferzug-------------------Mortar platoon ------------------- schwerer Maschinengewehrzug-----Machine-gun ei~ I OR OR (tripod) 1 platoon- Ileichter Infanteriegeschxtzzug------Light infantry howitzer platoon- --- p1 Mortar pl MMG p1 -Lt inf gun p1 OR OR E fl Heavy infantry howitzer schwerer Infanteriegeschitzzul LIII_ - ------ L~JInfanteriereiterzug_ 1±I' lei --Hy inf gun p1 ----- Inf A tk pl Infantry antitank platoon Mounted infantry platoon---------- Nachrichtenzug bei Staben_ --Hq Infanteriepionierzug_ _______Infantry engineer platoon ---------- signal platoon__ _ --_ _ _ _ _ _ leichtes Maschinengewehr-----------Machine gun (bipod) 1 -I ------ leichtes Maschinengewehr in Stellung__ Machine gun (bipod) 1 in position--- schweres Maschinengewehr_ 1 Mtd inf p1 Sig, pl (at a Inf pnr HQ) pl.

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