personal equipment query!

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personal equipment query!

Post by VOLUND » 18 Feb 2003 22:53

hello all,just a quick one.does anyone have any links or photos e.t.c. of how combat and field equipment was fixed to the straps and belt of german infanterymen(either regulation or in the field) and maybe what a landser typically took into combat and left behind?many thanks in advance.

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Post by Ranger » 18 Feb 2003 23:41

Don't know how much this will help but here are a couple fo photos
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gear

Post by VOLUND » 19 Feb 2003 01:01

thanks ranger ,couple of good photos.i also wonder who looked after personal items or effects prior to an attack who then i presume returned the items back to the men ,supposing they ever came back??!!

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Re: gear

Post by Ranger » 19 Feb 2003 03:34

VOLUND wrote:thanks ranger ,couple of good photos.i also wonder who looked after personal items or effects prior to an attack who then i presume returned the items back to the men ,supposing they ever came back??!!


I really don't know but I would assume personal items were left behind at Company/Divisional base camps in the rear and were looked after by Company HQ personnel, pretty much in the same manner as the Allies.

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Post by VOLUND » 19 Feb 2003 15:57

many thanks ranger ,strange question i know but the every day little details about combat have always interested me!

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Gepäcktross

Post by Christoph Awender » 19 Feb 2003 16:24

Hello!

Each company had a so called "Gepäcktross" which was commanded by the Rechnungsführer. It consisted of a light truck for the baggage, a shoemaker, a tailor and a driver. The Gepäcktross carried the "luggage" of the soldiers which they don´t need all the time.

\Christoph

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Post by Mait » 20 Feb 2003 14:21

Nice pictures :)

Has anyone got same style photos about other axis nations field equipment?

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Mait.

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Post by Ranger » 21 Feb 2003 19:30

Here is a photo of a Japonese Infantryman's ammo belt, ammo pouches (3) and Bayonet frog.

Seems a bit spartan campared to the German gear.
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Post by Mait » 24 Feb 2003 16:18

Thanks for the nice picture again :)

Has anybody got pictures about Italian ones?

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