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What was the manpower numbers of German marines?...

Postby L. Kafka » Sun Oct 03, 2010 10:59 pm

Did German marines serve directly under the command of the Kriegsmarine, the Navy, or were they separate from naval command? Did German marines take part in any land combat actions?
What role if any do German marines have today with the Bundesmarine? What are their numbers? What is their emblem look like?
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Re: What was the manpower numbers of German marines?...

Postby Christoph Awender » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:23 am

Hello

Could you explain to us what you mean by german marines?? Per sé there were no Kriegsmarine marines. Just a few formations which probably could be comparable in a wider sense.

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"naval infantrymen": marines...

Postby L. Kafka » Mon Oct 04, 2010 12:14 pm

I seem to recall that the German navy of WWII had a few units of "marines," not armed sailors but naval infantrymen.
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Re: "naval infantrymen": marines...

Postby pak » Mon Oct 04, 2010 1:03 pm

L. Kafka wrote:I seem to recall that the German navy of WWII had a few units of "marines," not armed sailors but naval infantrymen.


A quick search in this forum reveals previous discussions on this theme, which might reveal information of interest :wink:
http://www.feldgrau.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=41&t=12198&hilit=marineinfanterie.

Not so hidden in there are also references to litterature on the subject.
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Re: What was the manpower numbers of German marines?...

Postby Christoph Awender » Tue Oct 05, 2010 2:00 am

Hello

The units discussed in the link are in my oppinion far away from what can be named "Marines". Mostly these were superfluent Nvy units at the end of the war with little to no infantristic training and experience. Their combat value was low and just a result of the circumstances that they had to fight as normal infantry.

In opposite the so called Marinestosstruppkompanie was a real navy fighting unit which was well trained and trained for the purpose of landings and commando missions. Maybe you do a web and forum search for "Marinestosstruppkompanie" and Marinestosstruppabteilung. You will find some information. If you need more let me know.

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Re: What was the manpower numbers of German marines?...

Postby nebelwerferXXX » Tue Oct 05, 2010 3:46 am

I never heard of German Marines during WW II...
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Re: What was the manpower numbers of German marines?...

Postby Christoph Awender » Tue Oct 05, 2010 6:12 am

nebelwerferXXX wrote:I never heard of German Marines during WW II...

Hmmm.. I think I explained it above!?
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