manuals for training, tactics, equipment, weapons and even military
cookbooks have been translated to English for military historians
and reenactors. I also have one American manual about the German
Army, one German Schwimmwagen manual that is a reproduction (not
translated), and 3 German/English dictionaries combined into one
volume. These manuals include Tank Identification, Basic Infantry
Training, the Unteroffizier Subject training manual, Stick Grenade,
Rifle Grenade, March Compass, Field Fortifications, Drills and Commands,
Zeltbahn, Marching, Shooting Instruction, Battalion Tactics, Panzergrenadiere
Squad Training, Winter Warfare, two U-Boat manuals, Bayonet and
Spade fighting, the 1943 Reibert Service Instruction book, Observation
and Measuring Equipment, Tank Fighting, Recruit and Family Guide,
Signal Flags and Morse Code, Field Telephone, Field Telephone Switchboard,
security dogs, six WWII German Army issued Field Cookbooks, the
Tigerfibel, Pionier Fibel, Mountain Troops, Panzerfaust, Military
Bicycle, Prisoner of War, the T34 Russian Tank, MG-262 Jet, Rifle
Training, Tactics, Field Kitchen, Schwimmwagen, Kubelwagen, two
medical related manuals, and two camouflage manuals.
orders are welcome - contact me for a quote for the extra postage
CLICK HERE to download the high resolution .jpg file of the German barracks pass, as posted on Facebook.
CLICK HERE to download TM 30-506, a German/English Military Dictionary (Right click the link to d/l the .PDF file)
Personen-Kraftwagen, Typ 82, Beschreibung, Bedienungsanweisung,
Instandsetzungsanleitung - Light Personal Vehicle, Type 82,
Description, Operating Instructions, Repair Instructions. This
is a very detailed and well illustrated 123 page manual all about
the Volkswagen Kubelwagen. Mechanical details prevail in this car
care manual, from how to adjust the brakes to setting up the interior
seats for sleeping. The first half of the manual is text describing
all about how to operate and repair the car, with the second half
well illustracted with excellent graphics and captions with parts
names and locations which are referenced in the first half of the
manual. See the contents pages.
- Auftragerteilung - Combat Principles - Issuing Orders.
32 pages of explanations of how combat ordres were issued and the
principles involved in making them. This does not contain combat
examples, it is strictly about how the orders were to be issued
to the various troop units. An interesting manual, but not what
I could consider exciting to read, from the officer candidate school,
dated 1944. See the table of contents for the subjects covered,
and the sample pages which are representative of the other pages.
Notverband und Seine Anwendung - The Emergency Bandage and
its Use. This is a 28 page manual describing the proper uses
of bandages for aides, showing a variety of methods for using the
bandage, emergency bandage, splints, and slings to provide care
for the injured and wounded. This is somewhat of a general first
aid bandaging manual, with some extras about stopping bleeding and
what to do so the victim can be transported to a doctor if necessary.
und Kommandotafel - Orders and Commands Table. This is
a little 6 page pamphlet describing common orders and commands.
Take a look at the pictures to see some of what it includes.
Shooting Instruction - WWII Military Issue
im Ersatzheer - Shooting Instruction in the Replacement Army.
A 42 page manual with the updated details for teaching the recruits
how to shoot the rifle, light M.G. and heavy M.G. This is not really
a stand alone book, as it was meant to update the existing shooting
book (H. Dv. 240) and was to replaced the existing Appendix 2 of
the "master book" H. Dv. 1a.. 8.5" H. x 5.5"
W. It has the more "modern" (1943) stardards for conducting
shooting exercises, school shooting exercises, and combat exercises.
See the sample pages for a typical page content. It is worth reading
by itself, but frequently references the H. Dv. 240 (available below).
NCO Doctrine - WWII Era Issue
Unteroffizier - The Non-Commissioned Officer. This is
a 48 page manual filled with what it means to be a good NCO and
how to accomplish that. It is not specifically about training the
recruits, rather a doctrine manual of how a proper NCO takes care
of and teaches the men, how he inspires them to be their best, gains
their respect, what it means to be NCO, and how to behave properly
whether you're in the service (on duty) or not. 8.5" H. x 5.5"
Overcoming Mine Barricades- WWII Military Issue
- Überwinden Feindlicher Minensperren - Information
Sheet - Overcoming Enemy Mine Barricades. This manual was originally
published in 1942. This manual describes the equipment and techniques
used for identifying and clearing minefields and mines in general.
36 pages, 8.5" H. x 5.5" W.
Schwimmwagen Transparencies Manual - WWII Era Issue
Leichter Personenkraftwagen K2s, Typ 166
- Light Personel Vehicle K2s, Type 166 (Schwimmwagen). This
1943 dated military issued manual was for the instruction about
the infamous amphibious vehicle known as the Schwimmwagen. It has
32 transparencies of the vehicle, which let you see the construction
in layers. Lift off a transparency, and see the next deeper layer
of the vehicle's construction, while the back view of the previous
transparency is on the left page. There are 4 groups of transparencies:
the body, motor, rear axle, and front axle. 8.5" H. x 12"
W. This manual is an exact reproduction, made by the same publisher
that printed it in Germany in 1943. As a reproduction, it is still
in its original German language and has not been translated . I
have limited quantities available, as I'm importing these, so if
I run out, it will take weeks to get more (if I can get them).