MP 34 Usage

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MP 34 Usage

Post by Brady » 28 Mar 2020 19:35

Concerning MP 34 usage is the following correct? :

"it had a relatively short combat service once quantities of the MP38 became available, though some MP34s were used by Waffen SS units in the early stages of the war in Poland and France. It was then allocated to line-of-communications and reserve units, including military police and Feldgendarmerie detachments."

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Re: MP 34 Usage

Post by FiveStars » 02 May 2020 15:22

They were primarily used by the Waffen SS, which took them in quantity and used them at least up to 1941. After that they were relegated to police units and to static infantry divisions, so yes, the excerpt is mostly correct.

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Re: MP 34 Usage

Post by Brady » 02 May 2020 15:35

Thanks

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Re: MP 34 Usage

Post by Poot » 03 May 2020 18:48

I believe the Ordnungspolizei and SD used these in Poland during the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising. There are a number of surviving photos that show them in use during and before that event.
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Re: MP 34 Usage

Post by peeved » 03 May 2020 19:28

A lot of the photos on the following thread testify to Luftwaffe usage: viewtopic.php?f=71&t=156309&hilit=Solot ... cal+expert

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