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German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 09, 2010 5:02 pm

Hello to all :D; here goes something dealing with the reconstruction of the German Army Signal's branch.........

Reconstruction of the German Army Signal’s branch.

Just days after taking power, Hitler informed the army leadership that their target was that Germany went out of the military and political imprisonment in order to become a state which would led the European policy. On February 3, 1933, the generals were told about his intention that the army - as the main guarantee for achieving this goal - soon had to expand again in order to use it later, if necessary, to conquer Lebensraum in the East if Germany needed it.

For the Army Branch of Communications, the spring of 1933 brought the first - yet secret - rearmament measures:

• creation of new battalions (Abteilungen) plus the organization of radio companies in the already existing abteilungen.
• increase the number of officers cadets since April 1, 1933 by eight times;
• increase the number of officers and NCOs with former soldiers of communications and prepare them for new tasks.

The creation of new formations were carried out by cells. For this, existing companies or officers or NCOs were used to form the basis of the new organizations, which were filled later with conscripted recruits. Thus the process of expanding the Army Communications branch until the beginning of the war in 1939 took place in three separate periods.

Sources: 25. Army Photo Album - Nachrichten Abtl. 243 - Danzig, France. Sábado, 07 de Noviembre de 2009, 09:02:11
http://www.hgkampe.homepage.t-online.de ... ichten.htm

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Radio station Horch Kfz 17 (left) and Horch Kfz 15 (right).
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 16, 2010 3:52 pm

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Reconstruction of the German Army Signal’s branch.

The structure of the new Signal’s battalions included a wired communications (telephone) company and a wireless (radio) company, essentially equivalent to previous formations. Its smaller structural units, sections (Truppe) - received more and better equipment and increased its motorization. For example, there were wired sections: light, medium and heavy, wire lying telephone and operators of telephone and telegraph stations.

The wireless companies possessed various radio equipment, radio patrols, radio listening posts. The radio devices ranged from stations of 5, 20 and 200 watts of power, a large number of receivers with different bandwidths, portable radios - later known as knapsack radios - in long, medium and short range. In 1934, the General Command ordered the creation of the Korps-Nachrichtenabteilungen (Battalions of communications at Army Corps level), which had a third company, for the laying of communications cables (Feldfernkabel-Baukompanie).

Sources: 25. Army Photo Album - Nachrichten Abtl. 243 - Danzig, France. Sábado, 07 de Noviembre de 2009, 09:02:11
http://www.hgkampe.homepage.t-online.de ... ichten.htm

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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Jul 23, 2010 10:08 am

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Reconstruction of the Signal’s Branch in the German Army.

In March 1939 the Signal’s Branch had:

1 Führungs-and 19 Korps -Nachrichtenabteilungen;
45 Divisions-Nachrichtenabteilungen, among them 3 Panzer- and 3 Gebirgs-Nachrichtenabteilungen and
1 Lehr-und Nachrichten-Versuchsabteilung an der Heeres-Nachrichtenschule. (School and experimental Signal's Battalion in the Army's School of Communications).

Thus the patterns of mobilization in the event of war included a total of 84 telephone companies and 65 radio companies and 12 message’s companies and 34 reserve companies. For radio intelligence were established eight radio listening companies.

Upon entry into force mobilization the effective force was:

4018 Officers
1247 Officials also: 4293 Mail staff
NCO 18 907
101 213 soldiers

= Total: 125 385 Of which: 97 029 of the Regular Army and 28 356 of the Reserve Army.

Sources: 25. Army Photo Album - Nachrichten Abtl. 243 - Danzig, France. Sábado, 07 de Noviembre de 2009, 09:02:11
http://www.hgkampe.homepage.t-online.de ... ichten.htm

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Radio estación Horch Kfz 17.
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Army's School of Communications - Heeres-Nachrichtenschule
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Aug 06, 2010 11:03 am

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Reconstruction of the Signal’s Branch in the German Army.

World War II.

On August 26, 1939 were created the following units:

• 11 Nachrichtenregimenter (including a Führungs-Nachrichtenregiment)
• 23- Nachrichtenabteilungen at Army Corps level;
• 35 Nachrichtenabteilungen at the level of the 1st wave Infantry divisions;
• 19 Nachrichtenabteilungen at level of the 2nd wave Infantry divisions;
• 10 Nachrichtenabteilungen at level of infantry motorized and armored divisions;
• 3-Nachrichtenabteilungen at level of Gebirgs (mountain) divisions;
• 5 gem. Nachrichtenkompanien at level of the four light divisions and the cavalry brigade;
• 7 Horch -Kompanien listening and electronic reconnaissance;
• 12 Feld -Nachrichtenkommandanturen, at the level of Army Groups and Army General Staff;
• 45 selbständige Feldfernkabelbau-Fernsprechbetriebs-und Fernsprechbaukompanien (laying of wires, switchboard and telephone lines operators);
• 14 Nachrichten-Ersatzabteilungen (reserve).

As on August 31 had been organized other 35 nachrichtenabteilungen in the 3rd and 4th wave divisions.
Top-level units at the time of mobilization:

HGr.NaRgt. 537 Ob.Kdo. HGr.Nord
A.NaRgt. 501 AOK 3; A.NaRgt. 589 AOK 4
HGr.NaRgt. 570 Ob.Kdo.HGr. Süd
A.NaRgt. 511 AOK 8; A.NaRgt. 549 AOK 10; A.NaRgt. 521 AOK 14
HGr.NaRgt. 639 Ob.Kdo. HGr. C (only 2 Kpn.)
A.NaRgt. 596 AOK 1; A.NaRgt. 563 AOK 5; A.NaRgt. 558 AOK 7

Source: http://www.hgkampe.homepage.t-online.de/2weltkrieg.htm

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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 03, 2010 1:24 pm

Hello to all :D; here goes something more.........

Source: Hagridmerlino. Album Pzwagen Belgio.

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Transmission of a message in morse code.
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A Radio light armored vehicle (panzerfunkwagen) Sd Kfz 263; in the background a vehicle Horch kfz 17.
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 10, 2010 12:09 pm

Hello to all :D; here goes something more.........

Source: Hagridmerlino. Album Pzwagen Belgio.

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Interior of a vehicular radio station (Horch Kfz 17).
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A Signal unit is deployed by rail. In the foreground one Horch Kfz 17
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 17, 2010 2:51 pm

Hello to all :D; here goes something more.........

Source: Hagridmerlino. Album Pzwagen Belgio.

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A radio station at rest..................
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A radio station Horch Kfz 17 in operations........................
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Fri Sep 24, 2010 11:45 am

Hello to all :D; here goes something more.........

Source: Hagridmerlino. Album Pzwagen Belgio.

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Bivouac.
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A radio vehicle Sd Kfz 263 (8x8).
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A radiotelephone unit in the field.
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Thu May 29, 2014 1:07 pm

Hello to all :D; after a while, here goes something more.........

Source: http://odkrywca.pl/wrzesien-1939-zdjeci ... 51898.html.

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A pair of Funkwagen Kfz 68 in operation?.......................
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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Sat May 31, 2014 6:22 am

Hello to all :D; a complement..................
A pair of Funkwagen Kfz 68 in operation?.......................
The trailer was a battery charger

http://www.panzerarmee.com/?page_id=1689

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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Tue Dec 06, 2016 12:26 pm

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Funkwagen Kfz 17 Horch 4x4 in action! Eastern Front 1941.

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A Funkwagen kfz 17 in position; any idea about the emblem (SS Wiking??) ............................

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A Funkwagen Kfz 17 during a stop in the march; any idea about the trailer ? ....................

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The crew of a Funkwagen Kfz 17 in a resting area ..........................................

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http://www.ebay.ph/itm/Funk-Fernmelder- ... SwygJXhnIk

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Re: German Army Signal Corps 1934 - 1939.

Post by tigre » Mon Feb 01, 2021 2:35 am

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Schweres Feldfernkabel (heavy field cable for long distance).

Command and control (C2) depend on secure and reliable communications, so the cable connection between the HQ and the units had to be established as soon as possible. Wherever possible, existing public telephone networks would be used for these trunk lines, but these were often destroyed by the retreating enemy. In this case, the lines were provisionally built using “Schweres Feldfernkabel” or heavy long-distance field cable. As quickly as possible, the communications troops would work to restore public networks or build new overhead telephone lines so that the "Schweres Feldfernkabel" could be reused during mobile operations.

The “Schweres Feldfernkabel” (FFK) consisted of two pairs of double-stranded cables with strong rubber insulation. Each end of the cable was equipped with a large four-pin connector. The FFK cable came in reels with 250 meters of cable each weighing 65 kg. Too heavy to be transported by man, it had to be transported and laid using a special cable car or from vehicles.

The cable could be laid on the ground or suspended with special cable hooks. Without Pupin coils (*) distances of 40-48 km could be reached, with coils 100-120 km.

(*) is an inductor that, placed at regular intervals along a telephone circuit made up of copper wires, reduces the attenuation and delay distortion of the circuit in the range of voice frequencies, with the consequent increase in range of the comunication.

Source: German Field Line Communication Equipment of WW2 ©

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Taking a break in the march; in the foreground four reels of "Schweres Feldfernkabel"..
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