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Reenactor & Historical Interest, Non-Gun
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)
War-I era US Civilian Recipes for Conserving Money and Food - Free
Kasernen- Stuben- und Schrankordnung
- Barracks, Room, and Closet Order - How
the men keep their rooms and closets in order, and about the responsibilities
of the NCO and Gefreiter on-duty to keep the men and facilities
in order. 8.5h x 5.5"w, 15 pages.
A unique look at an otherwise unknown
Panzerbüsche 38 -
Anti-Tank Rifle - This is for the
grenade launcher that was made from converted Panzerbüsche
38 (anti-tank rifles).
A simple gun with an appropriate manual. 5.5 x 8.5",
Panzernahkampf Waffen - 8.8 cm R-Panzerbüsche
54 (Ofenrohr) - Panzer-Beschußtafel -
Tank CLose Combat Weapons - 8.8 cm Tank Gun 64 (Stovepipe) - Tank
Shooting Table. This is
3 different Panzerschreck manuals combined into one volume.
All about panzerfaust operation, how it works, protective clothing,
rocket preparation, and where to shoot enemy tanks for best effect.
96 pages. A very well illustrated manual.
Behandlung der Handdwaffen, bei Schnee,
Kält und Tauwetter - Handling of the Handweapons
with Snow, Cold and Wet Weather. How to protect weapons, equipment,
and accessories with cold weather, from Nov. 13, 1941. A brief manual
with 12 pages, priced accordingly. Text only, no illustrations.
Sport Regulations - WWII Era Issue
Sportvorschrift für das Heer -
Sport Regulations for the Army. How to get the proper physical
exercise, how to swim, box, and much more, from Oct. 1, 1938. 83
pages, numerous illustrations. See the sample pages below.
Spoken German - US Army WWII
Spoken German! - This 1944 language
course from the Linguistic Society of America was used by the United
States Armed Forces Institute to teach our guys how to speak conversational
German. The original manual had 265 pages, but was printed at half-sheet
size, which made for a very thick book. Each original page has been
scanned and enhanced, and was printed two to a page to reduce printing
costs. (Cheaper is good, right?) There are 12 Units (chapters) in
this manual. Each Unit had two 78-rpm records for it, with each
record having two sides. That's 48 sides of audio in German for
you to follow along to learn correct pronunciation. I have digitized
and enhanced these old recordings, and provide them as .MP3 files
on a CD for you to listen on your computer or CD .MP3 player. These
audio files have been digitally cleaned of pops and hiss, which
all the old records had, and are very clear and as noise-free as
possible. Take a quick lesson by listening to the audio file below
while you read the file of Pages 87-88. The remainer of the course
is all the same format, but also includes explanations and quizes.
Armor Helps You - WWII Era Issue
Panzer Helfen Dir! - Armor Helps
You. An interesting small (about 5.25" x 7") manual
from Sept. 15, 1944, translated and reproduced in the original colors
for learning how armor was to be taken advantage of and supported
by the troops in combat. 39 pages, numerous illustrations. See the
sample pages below.
Sandbox Primer - WWII Era Issue
Sandkasten-Fibel - Sandbox Primer.
A very informative manual for learning about the construction and
use of the instructive sandbox. 67 pages, 45 illustrations. This
is all about the theory for using the sandbox, how to construct
a proper sized sandbox, how to simulate the terrain, some map reading
basics, how to make scenery, and some sample exercises to explain
how to best use it. A great way to "train" when the weather
isn't favorable. I would think that every German camp would make
a sandbox of the local terrain for the public to see how it was
done in the day. See the table of contents and sample pages below.
War Games - WWII Era Issue
- War Games Primer. An interesting manual for learning how orders
were given in combat situations, and includes some of the reasoning
and explanations of how these decisions were made. 88 pages, 22
illustrations. Map exercises are explained as being between a leadership
group, "playing" against the director, while War Games
are two leadership teams against each other, with a director as
the person who advances the game with different variables. See the
table of contents and sample pages below.