Volkssturm

The State of the German Forces Late 1944

German Units SS Volkssturm Waffen-SS 21 Min Read

The German Army suffered from a catastrophic shortage of replacements ever since it had gone to war in Russia, but particularly from 1944 onwards.  That the army had come to this state was in part a response to the failed attempt on Hitler’s life in July 1944, but also due to the draining losses suffered on the Eastern Front.  Since…

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UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE VOLKSSTURM

Compiled by: A.M. de Quesada UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT Uniform and equipment were regulated by the afore-mentioned order No. 318/44 “Every kind of uniforms and weatherproof sports and working clothing” was permitted, with emphasis on durable shoes and greatcoats. The Gauleiter was required to provide “all dispensable stocks” of uniforms, i.e.,…

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Deutscher Volkssturm Area Leaders

Oberste FĂĽhrung des Deutschen Volksturms – Leiter der Parteikanzlei (Bormann) with Arbeitstab Deutscher Volksturm (StabsfĂĽhrer : Friedrichs) – Befehslhaber des Ersatzheeres (Himmler) with FĂĽhrungsstab Deutscher Volksturm (StabsfĂĽhrer : Berger) Chef des Stabes FĂĽhrungsstab : Oberst (later Gen Major) Hans Kissel Inspekteur fĂĽr die Schiessausbildung (Schepmann) Inspekteur fĂĽr die motor techn.…

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Volkssturm Small Arms

Primitiv-Waffen-Programm As a last-ditch measure in the nearly lost war, on 18 October 1944 the…

The State of the German Forces Late 1944

The German Army suffered from a catastrophic shortage of replacements ever since it had gone…

VOLKSSTURM I

Soldiers of the Volkssturm man a trench system in the late months of the war,…

UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT OF THE VOLKSSTURM

Compiled by: A.M. de Quesada UNIFORMS AND EQUIPMENT Uniform and equipment were regulated by the…