Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces

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Though the 'Wehrmachtsgefolge' (Armed Forces Auxiliaries) were generally inferior to their armed forces equivalents, their contribution to the German war-effort was far from negligible. Auxiliaries including the NSKK, Transportkorps Speer, Reichsarbeitsdienst and Organization Todt supported the Wehrmacht in their duties. In 1944, the strength of these organizations peaked at 3, 800, 000 - 40% of the size of the armed forces. As they became increasingly aware of their importance, the Auxiliaries introduced uniform and insignia modifications which made them virtually indistinguishable from their comrades in the armed forces. This book examines the organization, uniforms and history of the various Wehrmacht auxiliary forces.(Josef Charita) 10.40 privates were wearing a light grey armband with a black printed a#39;Org.Todta#39; on the left upper sleeve, sergeants adding a black eagle below. ... a khaki shirt with black tie, and a four-pocket open-necked service tunic (some lower ranks wore this buttoned to the neck), sometimes with unofficial ... Higher officers, not prescribed a uniform, wore their previous armed forces, DAF, SS, SA oranbsp;...


Title:Wehrmacht Auxiliary Forces
Author: Nigel Thomas
Publisher:Osprey Publishing - 2012-08-20
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