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Alpha Bravo Charlie Delta... Auf Deutsch?

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  1. Gibson

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    Anyone know of a website that tells what the military terms were for the German Wehrmacht in the 1940s?

    Im looking for something like Alpha - _____, etc.

    What exactly is this fail safe language called exactly too?

    Thanks for the help! [​IMG]
     
  2. Langemann

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    I have it in a book that's currently at my work, I'll bring it home tomorrow and type it out for ya.

    Hang tight, I'll get you the info you need soon.

    Langemann
     
  3. Panzerknacker

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    Its called the Phonetic alphabet
     
  4. C.Evans

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    Very good guys.

    Gibson--can you kinda narrow the field for me and let me know what kind of Wehrmacht terms you are looking for?

    Are you looking for terms of say--German Companies like US Companies--meaning: Able, Baker, Charlie, Dog, Easy, Fox, George, How, Idem, Jack, King, and love? As of the Nam War--these were: Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Easy, etc.

    The Germans didnt have a "name" for their Kompanies--they were simply: A company = 1st Kompanie, B companie = 2nd kompanie etc. Mostly I have only seen or heard of German Kompanie formation using onli a number like: 15th Kompanie, 2nd Kompanie--etc. ;)
     
  5. Modus

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    He's talking about Radio Comms and Callsigns.

    They are, to my understanding:

    Letter : German Name : "Morse code"
    a : Anton : "._"
    a" : Arger : "._._"
    b : Berta : "_..."
    c : Ca"sar : "_._."
    d : Dora : "_.."
    e : Emil : "."
    f : Friedrich : ".._."
    g : Gustav : "_ _."
    h : Heinrich : "...."
    i : Ida : ".."
    j : Julius : "._ _ _"
    k : Konrad : "_._"
    l : Ludwig : "._.."
    m : Martha : "_ _"
    n : Nordpol : "_."
    o : Otto : "_ _ _"
    o" : O"dipus : "_ _ _."
    p: Paula : "._ _."
    q : Quelle : "_ _._"
    r : Richard : "._."
    s : Siegfried : "..."
    t : Theodor : "_"
    u : Ulrich : ".._"
    u" : Uebel : ".._ _"
    v : Viktor : "..._"
    w : Wilhelm : "._ _"
    x : Xanthippe : "_.._"
    y : Ypsilon : "_._ _"
    z : Zeppelin : "_ _.."

    Sorry if that's confusing.
     
  6. C.Evans

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    I see my communications wires got crossed. I didnt realize that what Modus just put here was what you were looking for? How embarrassing. :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
     
  7. Modus

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    Kein problem, Mein Herr.

    [​IMG]
     
  8. C.Evans

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    Danke mein freund. [​IMG]
     
  9. Bish OBE

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    Here are Gidson. Guess you must of forgot about this. :D
     
  10. Gibson

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    Indeed I did. You and Bish bumped it up - thanks! My new post, however, did mention phonetics, but I am primarily just looking for plain old German combat terms. Just regular German's identifying targets and combat commands in battle.

    [ 13 July 2002, 01:45 PM: Message edited by: Gibson ]
     

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