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Handbook of WWII German Military Symbols & Abbreviations 1943-45

Author : Terry Booth

Handbook of WWII German Military Symbols & Abbreviations 1943-45


General - Pages : 127 | Images : 800 bw ills.

Paperback - Date of Publication : 2001 | ISBN : 978187462285x | Helion Book Code : B5768

To the uninitiated, German military symbols appearing on documents, maps, orders-of-battle, and throughout post-war German WWII military literature, can appear indecipherable. Yet an understanding of their meaning is key to being able to seriously read and research all aspects of the WWII German Armed Forces. This book aims to provide the reader with a clear and comprehensive reference to these symbols, as seen in photos, tables of organisation and maps for the period May 1943 onwards. The first two parts of the book feature an overview of how the German Armed Forces used the symbols in the field. Parts III, IV and V deal with specific forms and categories of symbols used. The format used throughout has been to provide an image of the symbol, accompanied by the relevant German term and its English translation, along with any pertinent information that will aid the reader’s understanding of the symbol and the unit that it represented. The final part of the book, containing a list of over 500 abbreviations and their German terms, supplemented by English translations, should prove invaluable to any reader who has more than a passing interest in the Second World War German Armed Forces. -The only English-language book available on this subject; a new book, NOT a photocopied reprint! -All images computer-enhanced for crystal-clear reproduction -Ideal reference for modellers and all those who take an active interest in the WWII German Armed Forces -A thoroughly-researched guide to a little-known subject -Over 800 symbols illustrated; over 1,000 German terms & abbreviations translated into English Author Details Terry Booth was born in the Australian outback. His interest in the military began at an early age, and he has managed to develop his passion over the years whilst pursuing a highly lucrative civilian career as an international IT consultant, by being involved as an Australian army reservist for six years, building an extensive reference library and travelling worldwide to translate original WWII German documentation. Terry has a young son, and lives with his wife, Julianne, in an evergreen home surrounded by peaceful trees in Brisbane, Australia.

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