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Question about German troop rotation

Post by Gongxi » 22 Oct 2022 16:39

I am looking to see how German troop rotation worked through out the war. Specifically for those who were lower ranks, so think those NCO and below. Further, was rotation different for those deployed in France? Did being sent to more rural parts of France have any effect on how long one would be there as compared to being sent to Paris? Plus, when time was up being in one spot, would one been sent somewhere else or home?

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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Alanmccoubrey » 23 Oct 2022 11:40

What do you mean by "troop rotation" ?
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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Loïc » 23 Oct 2022 15:07

Not sure to understand either, troop rotation or units rotation or the question seems concern only at individual case level NCO's and others ranks within units...

Rural France, Paris? But the way to occupy the territory depends mainly if there are key-strategical areas or not, with a troop density as corollary, the best examples are Nord Pas-de-Calais an industrial and strategical border area already traditionnaly overmilitarised for centuries but also Normandy given its particular coastal strategical area facing Atlantic and British isles becoming very overoccupied by german army throughout the war, as the Channel Islands or even Corsica by the Italian Army in 1942-1943
there were 375 000 german soldiers at the end of 1940 for 2 300 000 inhabitants in 5 departments (less around 100 000 POW's in the stalags of Germany) until occupying small villages and expelling the inhabitants, e.g. in Auderville : 293 inhabitants on the paper according to the last census for 1000 germans soldiers

the rotation of the Infantry Divisions passing or remaning in Lower Normandy
165 ID around 5 months
216 ID ~11 months
223 ID ~5 months
225 ID ~4 months
320 ID ~one year
323 ID ~11 months
332 ID ~7 months
348 ID ~one month and a half
352 ID since 20th november 1943 until the D-Day
384 ID - 23 days
389 ID ~4 months
709 ID since 5th december 1942 until the D-Day
716 ID since june 1941 until the D-Day

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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Gongxi » 26 Oct 2022 17:34

Alanmccoubrey wrote:
23 Oct 2022 11:40
What do you mean by "troop rotation" ?
I mean "troop rotation" as in how long someone or maybe more accurately a unit was deployed in a specific spot? Sorry if there is a lack of clarity, I am really bad with military terms.

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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Art » 26 Oct 2022 19:17

An individual or a whole unit? Individual men could have furloughs going to their homes and returning back while their unit stayed on the same place.

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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Gongxi » 26 Oct 2022 21:12

Art wrote:
26 Oct 2022 19:17
An individual or a whole unit? Individual men could have furloughs going to their homes and returning back while their unit stayed on the same place.
To know about both would be helpful, actually.

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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Art » 31 Oct 2022 17:23

The length of furlough for personnel in the West was 14 days and the rate of furlough as 0.5% of the strength daily (if I understand that correctly).
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That's from a regulation on granting furloughs issued on 3 December 1943 available in digitized BA MA files (RW 4/489). The regulation itself is rather long and too large for me to fathom. Anyway, there must be many details about furloughs there.
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Re: Question about German troop rotation

Post by Hans1906 » 31 Oct 2022 18:07

Verpflegung des Soldaten

Link :https://www.lexikon-der-wehrmacht.de/So ... legung.htm

Eiserne Ration https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiserne_Ration

In the german "Bundeswehr", the so-called "Eiserne Ration" was never given to us, this ration was some kind of a legend,
we never received it...

In every maneuver, hardly our first sergeant (Hauptfeldwebel) carted in with a truckload of Coca-Cola, potato chips and candy bars to satisfy his troops, no war... :lol:
The prices were cheap, you stuffed yourself with all that crap.

Very sure the man made a good deal out of it all, very sure...


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