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by MarkD
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:08 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Static (ersatz?) divisions
Replies: 9
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Static Divisions

The Germans equipped their Static divisions with any usuable equipment and munitions that they could find. The 719th Static Division was referred to as an "artillery museum" due to the diversity of its equipment. These units also became the dumping ground of relatively obsolete equipment, such as li...
by MarkD
Fri Apr 21, 2006 10:41 pm
Forum: Unit Histories, Feldpost Numbers & Orders of Battle
Topic: Static (ersatz?) divisions
Replies: 9
Views: 12016

Static Divisions

These units were originally created for coastal defense in 1941. Since all motorized and even much of the horse-drawn transport was allocated to divisions participating in the invasion of Russia, there simply weren't very many vehicles left for the troops that had been assigned to occupation duty in...