Feldfernsprecher

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Feldfernsprecher

Post by Maus » Mon Aug 12, 2013 6:25 pm

Hi Everyone,

Can anyone tell me exactly what "Feldfernsprecher" translates as?

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Brian

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Re: Feldfernsprecher

Post by vkun » Tue Aug 13, 2013 9:10 am

Should be a field telephone. If you google Feldfernsprecher you get plenty of pics to see how it looked. It is a basic telephone that connects with wires, there are no dials. If you turn a crank the field telephone of your counterpart rings and you can talk to him. For example in the defense you could connect an outpost with the platoon/ company HQ and thus avoid using wireless (if you had any). It was in use in the basic form of WW 2 in the Bundeswehr for decades.

Here you can see it live and in colour : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P3ZqpROYhJU

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