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by Der Alte Fritz
Sun Aug 04, 2013 4:14 am
Forum: Heer
Topic: German Artillery Target types
Replies: 0
Views: 1456

German Artillery Target types

When Heer artillery at Divisional or GHQ level fired on targets what types of fire were they trying to achieve? Did they fire all the guns on a point, or into a box area or onto a line and how did this relate to the overall artillery plan? I have German Artillery orders from an ARKO showing a Target...
by Der Alte Fritz
Sat Feb 04, 2012 2:04 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: WW1 Books.
Replies: 14
Views: 11990

Re: WW1 Books.

Through German Eyes is an excellent book as it balances the oft repeated "Lions led by Donkeys" theory. Duffy is an excellent historian and fluent in German, I had the pleasure of traveling around Germany, Poland and Czechoslovakia with him on a tour of the battlefields of the Seven Years War severa...
by Der Alte Fritz
Thu Aug 04, 2011 11:07 am
Forum: Campaigns and Battles
Topic: Smolensk Strategic Operation and Belorussian SO
Replies: 0
Views: 1079

Smolensk Strategic Operation and Belorussian SO

What are the best sources to read for both German and Soviet sides for the period August - December 1943 in the Army Group Centre or Kalinin and Western Fronts?

Particularly Operation Surorov and the capturing of Smolensk. :[]
by Der Alte Fritz
Sun Jul 17, 2011 1:22 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??

Here is the whole stanza: 4. Der Stellungskrieg schliesst die operative Bewegungsfreiheit aus. Diese kann nur durch Durchbrechen der feindlichen Front oder durch Ausweichen wiedergewonnen werden. Der Durchbruch führt nur dann zur Bewegungsfreiheit, wenn er den operativen Zusammenhang der feindlichen...
by Der Alte Fritz
Sat Jul 16, 2011 1:47 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Re: Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??

Well do you want to have a look at the document? Send me an email to [email protected] and I will send you a copy.
by Der Alte Fritz
Fri Jul 15, 2011 10:47 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??
Replies: 5
Views: 1649

Ein Anlehnen - A left ajar??

Ein Anlehnen an die Stellungsfronten, die gehalten werden sollen, oder ihr sonstiges Ausnutzen können diese Möglichkeiten erweitern.
by Der Alte Fritz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:48 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße

My on-line dictionary does not seem to like the ß character. I tried "säße" (would sit) and "äße" (should eat) and "Grundsaße" did not get any answer. Is this because it is 'older' German and not 'modern' German I wonder? Am using the following: PROMT, Google Translate, LEO, etc Is there a better on...
by Der Alte Fritz
Fri Jul 01, 2011 11:39 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: eingefechten and sprengfertig
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: eingefechten and sprengfertig

And I thought covering the anti-tank gun in soap was a 'cunning plan' to fool the Ruskies :D
by Der Alte Fritz
Thu Jun 30, 2011 9:09 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: WW1 Books.
Replies: 14
Views: 11990

Re: WW1 Books.

Title: If Germany Attacks The Battle in Depth in the West Author: Captain G.C. Wynne edited by Dr. Robert T. Foley Publisher: Tom Donovan Editions (do not get the 1940 edition reprinted in the 1970s by Da Capo - half the book is missing) ISBN: limited editon of 300 copies stars: 5 stars Tom Donovan ...
by Der Alte Fritz
Thu Jun 30, 2011 6:15 am
Forum: World War I
Topic: Photo Identification Somme 1916
Replies: 0
Views: 2311

Photo Identification Somme 1916

What are the names of these officers on the Somme in 1916
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by Der Alte Fritz
Thu Jun 30, 2011 12:20 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Re: Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße

So that would make it:

"The Command and Battle principles are the same in the Positional Warfare as in the Mobile Warfare."

It is the character 'ß' that seems to be causing me difficulties especially when written in Fraktur. Grundsäße is correct is it not or am I reading the Fraktur incorrectly?
by Der Alte Fritz
Wed Jun 29, 2011 10:37 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße
Replies: 5
Views: 1492

Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße

What is does "Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße" mean from the phase

2. Die Führungs- und Kampfgrundsäße sind im Stellungskrieg die gleichen wie im Bewegungskriege.

It is the "äße" bit that I find odd "should eat" :?:
by Der Alte Fritz
Wed Jun 22, 2011 7:46 am
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: eingefechten and sprengfertig
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

Re: eingefechten and sprengfertig

Thank you for this.
The Sprengfertig refers to close combat anti-tank weapons so that makes sense.

The eingesechten or eingeseßten is not so clear.
The context is as follows:

Die eingeseiften Panzerabwehrwaffen eröffnen selbständig das Feuer.
by Der Alte Fritz
Tue Jun 21, 2011 3:11 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: H.Dv.91 Die Stellungskreig
Replies: 3
Views: 1175

Re: H.Dv.91 Die Stellungskreig

Hello Do you want to have a go at translating some of this document? If so send me an email at [email protected].com and I will send you the document. It is a pdf document but the text is in Fraktur so not so easy to read. However the other poster has a copy and is transcribing it into Latin alphab...
by Der Alte Fritz
Thu Jun 16, 2011 11:29 pm
Forum: Translation Requests
Topic: eingefechten and sprengfertig
Replies: 4
Views: 1264

eingefechten and sprengfertig

eingesechten or eingeseßten
something to do with placing artillery?

sprengfertig